FMN – 01-21 – Raventós I Blanc De la Finca

Raventós I Blanc  De la Finca                     Conca del Riu Anoia, Penedès, Spain                     $65.98  

This may be one of the best Cava wines I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. An interesting blend of 50% Xarel.lo (Shar-ale-low), 40% Macabeo & 10% Parellada, this wine truly pays homage to what this area can produce. The nose shows obvious prolonged lees contact with baked brioche, bruised apple, yellow plum, tangerine, and an earthy hint of “oyster mushroom”. The palate is dry with tart tropical citrus acidity and a viscous texture and palate caressing fine bubbled mousse. Flavors of tangerine, orchard fruit and baked pie crust give the illusion of a pastry with citrus marmalade. The prolonged finish has a slight earthy nuance. Pair with citrus enhanced poultry dishes, foul with mushroom sauce or Spanish seafood tapas (pinchos).