Notes from Raventos i Blanc:
"Looking for colour, I found Monestrell from the western part of the Serral hill, which provides complexity without losing freshness” Pepe Raventós
The vines of the Barbera, Plana and Viader plots have deep soil with a clay loam texture, which provides us with freshness and elegance. The Monestrell plot, situated on the terraces on Serral hill, marks the De Nit sparkling wine with its personality.
Very low production harvest due to heavy rains.
There were strong storms in autumn and winter that in the Conca del Riu Anoia gave us a good rain for the soils and did not cause material damage. But the spring continued to be very rainy, and the pressure of mildew could not be controlled, with losses of between 50 and 70% of production depending on the plot. Thanks to biodynamic farming techniques and phytotherapy, losses were no worse. However, the average production loss in the area will be 70%.
Rainfall was above average at 743 mm and the average temperature was warm at 14.5ºC, 1ºC above average.
This vintage will always be remembered as the vintage of silence -which will accompany the terrible pandemic-. The mildew made it one of the most sought-after vintages in the Anoia river basin.
In spite of the difficulties of the vintage, the grapes showed good balance, good concertation and very good acidity."