Pepe Raventós Xarel.lo Natural 2015
25.91₣ (Exc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Switzerland
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2015 Vinya del Noguer is a white still Xarello from a vineyard named after a walnut tree. The 46-year-old vineyard is on clay and limestone soils and is one of the closer vineyards to the house within the estate. The still wine is produced with grapes from the higher altitude, and the ancestral sparkling from the lower ones. The wine is produced in a natural way and sold without appellation of origin. It fermented in his home garage in a concrete egg and an amphora, kept with lees until bottling. The wine is quite cloudy, as it's bottled unfiltered and unfined, without adding anything. I also tasted the 2016, and I found this 2015 much more precise, balanced and fresh, with notes of quince and fennel, aromas you have in the vineyards. It's also a little earthy, complex and complete, a little yeasty too but pure and direct. You often find Xarello that is neutral and reminds you of a base wine for Cava. This is not the case here; it's a lot more complex and nuanced. The palate is very balanced and tasty, with a dry and long, umami-driven finish. 2,166 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2016.
Between 8ºC and 10ºC
Fermented with indigenous yeasts in 1.500 liters oak foudres and 800 liters amphorae. Bottled unfined, unfiltered and without sulphites.
Tasting of Pepe Raventós Xarel.lo Natural
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