Raventós i Blanc promotes the sparkling wines of the Anoia basin in the Espai Bombolles

The wine company Raventós and Blanc has participated this evening in the Espai Bombolles and has claimed the Anoia basin as a territorial name to promote the production of sparkling wines. The oenologist Joan Munné and the commercial manager of the winery, Francesc Escala, explained this in an event accompanied by a tasting and music. The speakers also referred to the history of the company and the concept of biodiversity of the Penedès estate.

The Anoia basin is a place name that is linked to wine to vindicate the production of sparkling wines. It is a cultivable area, of about 7,000 hectares, located between the Montserrat massif and the Prelitoral and Litoral mountain ranges. Its promoters defend the unique personality of its soils, a calcareous substrate enriched by remnants of carbonated marine life, from when these lands were sea, until about 16 million years ago.

Munné and Escala have explained that these characteristics make them “lands with great potential for making sparkling wines, and even with much stricter requirements than champagne”. For them, the creation of the Anoia Basin “is a dream that we want to make a reality to highlight the territory, the peasantry and the wine.” This is how Francesc Escala referred to it:

Francesc Escala, responsable comercial de Raventós i Blanc

The speakers spoke about the history of this family business rooted in a 90-hectare estate very close to Sant Sadurní d’Anoia. 21 generations have worked there since 1497. The first sparkling wine was made on their land in 1872.

They have also stated that rather than defining them as a winery, they prefer to be described as “a farm where man, animals and plants live in a closed ecosystem. A farm with a much stronger biodiversity, which gives stronger and healthier vineyards “, comments Escala.

Francesc Escala, responsable comercial de Raventós i Blanc

There was a tasting of four wines from the estate, paired with gastronomic tastings. For starters, two corresponding to the 2019 vintage: the White of whites and the At night, which are made from vines located in the most clayey part of the estate and which are “fresher, voluptuous and with more fruit, ideal for an aperitif”, says Escala.

Two sparkling wines from vineyards in the upper part of the estate have also been tasted, with a substrate where more calcareous rock rises and has less clay: From the farm and the Stone Textures, from the 2017 and 2016 vintages, respectively.

Francesc Escala, responsable comercial de Raventós i Blanc

The evening was accompanied by a performance by singer-songwriter Lucas Masciano, a singer and composer of Argentine origin based in Catalonia since 2003. 160 people attended.

Source: Web de notícies de l'Ajuntament de Martorell by martorelldigital.cat.

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