The island wines from Mallorca have been blessed for years with high quality and Mediterranean charm.
White wines from Bodegas Ribas
Rosé wines from Bodegas Ribas
Red wines from Bodegas Ribas
Along with Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, it is above all the indigenous varieties such as Mantonegro, Gargollassa, Callet and Prensal blanc, that make Mallorca a veritable "treasure island". Grapes that exist only here reflect the unmistakable character of this unique wine island. The Ribas winery in Consell has been preserving these Mallorcan treasures for more than 300 years. It is the oldest winery on the island, and it features a stately mansion from the 18th century.
The first vines were planted by Pedro Ribas in 1711. There are now 40 hectares, located approximately 150 metres above sea level, on sandy, calcareous and sometimes very stony soils, which are farmed with certified organic methods. It is run by the siblings Xavier and Araceli Ribas under the watchful eye of their mother, María Antonia Oliver. Araceli learned her trade from Bob Levi at the world-famous Harlan estate in Napa Valley and from René Barbier, one of the great pioneers of the Priorat, while Xavier gained experience in France and New Zealand. Ribas strongly promotes the indigenous grape Mantonegro and is working on its improvement through selection. It is not easy to tame. The maturity is not uniform, so that the harvest takes a great deal of time.
The oldest vines are over 80 years old. Thanks to strict yield regulation, the Mantonegro produces a full-fledged, elegant wine. In the assemblage with varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah, exceptional blends with structure and character are produced. The winery also vinifies the wines of the mini vineyard of son Palou, which is fifteen minutes away by car, and whose wines also are available at Baur au Lac Vins.
Nicolas Feuillatte, a visionary and gifted entrepreneur, presented his Champagne for the first time in 1976. It quickly became the trendy brand in jet-setter circles in the USA, Australia and England, circles which Nicolas Feuillatte regularly frequented. In just 30 years, Nicolas Feuillatte rose to become the No. 1 Champagne brand in France, and in 2016, exactly 40 years after its founding, it became the third largest export brand worldwide.
At the intersection of Roero, Langhe and Monforte, between Asti and Alba, lies the small medieval village of San Martino Alfieri. The magnificent baroque castle of the Marchesi Alfieri and the Azienda building are located on the hill.