Cati Ribot - Son Llebre Blanc 2022 750ml (12% ABV)

Cati Ribot - Son Llebre Blanc 2022 750ml (12% ABV)

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Cati Ribot is a 3rd generation winegrower making natural wines under the name Ve d'Avior (“from the past” in Mallorquin) in the town of Santa Margalida, in the northeast of Mallorca. In the 1990s, her father Jaume planted international varieties, and he built a bodega in 2004. Training as a sommelier in Barcelona in 2008, Cati brought back different ideas about how Mediterranean wine could taste and the winemaking and the farming began to change: they planted old indigenous varieties like Escursac, Callet Negrella, and Malvasía de Banyalbufar, organic certification was achieved in 2012, and started applying biodynamic principles in 2014. In 2019, Cati took over the bodega full time, and Ve d’Avior really began

Mostly from vines outside Cati Ribot’s bodega planted in 2000, with some organically farmed Malvasia from a neighbor. The finca has been certified organic since 2012 and treated with biodynamic methods since 2014. The area is 92m above sea level and vines are planted on Can Vermell (iron-rich calcareous clay) soils

boldly aromatic, pineapple, gala apples, sun kissed and inviting, medium bodied, Mandarin oranges, waxy mid-palate, vibrant, exquisite balance, long and energetic finish

region: Santa Margalida, Mallorca, Spain

varietal: Giró Ros & Malvasía de Banyalbufar

style: elegant orange 

farming/cellar: This wine features three different vinifications: the purchased Malvasia macerated on skins for 3 days and fermented in stainless steel, and the two parts of estate grapes were pressed immediately, and one part fermented in stainless steel, the other in ceramic tinaja. The wines were blended and rested together in stainless steel. Bottled without fining, filtering or sulfur addition

pairing: on it's own or with paella