Raventos lhereu

"L'Hereu" Reserva Brut 2013

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The search for clarity and purity has produced this sparkling wine with a gentle citric aroma highlighted by hints of white fruits, with all the olfactory elements in perfect balance. The palate is built on both freshness and concentration: a wine that combines firmness and smoothness with creamy bubbles. A long and very clean finish.

Country:
Spain
Region:
Penedès
Appellation/ava:
Conca del Riu Anoia
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
Sparkling
Grape:
45% Macabeo, 40% Xarel.lo, 15% Parellada
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
91

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Aging:
Minimum 18 months
Viticulture:
Biodynamic
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
11.8
Closure:
Caged Cork
Case production:
18,500

Reviews

  • "91 points. The 2013 L'Hereu Brut is produced from what Pepe Raventós considers a great vintage that will be considered historic in the future.he wine blends the three traditional grapes, Macabeo, Xarello and Parellada and ages no less than 18 months in contact with the lees (with a maximum of 30 and an average of 24). It is Extra-Brut (five grams of residual sugar). The powerful and expressive nose is really fresh, mixing fennel, aniseed, bread dough, in a very balanced, elegant and subtle way. The palate is extremely fresh (the signature of the vintage) and balanced with amazing weight of fruit, the lees/yeasts do not overpower the fruit and the finish is very long. This is one of the best sparkling wines in its category and price range, especially in this vintage" (Wine Advocate)
  • "90 points. Green-tinged straw. High-pitched lime and grapefruit scents, along with succulent herbs and quinine. Dry, focused and racy on the palate, offering bitter citrus zest, pear skin flavors and a hint of tarragon. Tighter and more linear than the 2012 vintage, with strong closing bite and lingering mineral and lime pith qualities." (vinous)

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