L’Hereu de Raventos i Blanc Brut Reserva 2004

Raventos i Blanc Brut Reserva 2004I had a look at the Brut Nature version of this wine last week and from what I can work out the only real difference between these two wines is dosage, the Brut has 8.8 grams per litre of residual sugar where as the Brut nature has less than 3.  Again the blend is mostly Macabeo (60%) with the remainder Xarel-lo and Parellada (20% each). 

I bought this bottle back from a tasting and shared it around the office, I am now quite popular as a result.  Personally I prefer the Brut Nature, however I think the Brut is a lot more versatile with food. If you like a little bit of sweetness in your sparkling wine, this will be right up your alley.  I found the main difference in taste between this and the Brut Nature the wine was a softening of the citrus characters and more apple and pear notes.

A pale gold in colour with a vigorous bead.  There is a bit of sweetness, but the citrusy acid keeps the palate fresh.  Apple and pear with a noticeable mineral tang. The bead is quite vigorous and it finishes of with a creamy fizz. 89 Pts.

Source: Importer Sample Price: $30 Closure: Conventional Cork

Web: www.raventos.com

Importer: The Spanish Acquisition

7 thoughts on “L’Hereu de Raventos i Blanc Brut Reserva 2004

  1. He he. TSA. Good portfolio. Right through Sydney restaurants (Spanish Capital of Australia). They emailed me a while ago and asked how they could get more wines listed on my site. I said send some in! I think they thought it was a shop :)

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  3. Recently tried the regular Brut Cava ‘L’Hereu’ and was very impressed. Anyone got any info on the price point? I remember somebody mentioning it being pretty reasonable value… alternatively contact details for The Spanish Acquisition would be very welcome! Anyone?

  4. Thanks mate, their wines show up regularly-ish at a tasting group I’m a part of. I should really try to snag a bottle next time for the contact details!

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