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Ribas de Cabrera
Certified integrated production

Ribas de Cabrera

VdT, Ribas, 2016

750 ml
Grape variety: Mantonegro, Syrah, Merlot
Producer: Bodegas Ribas
Origin: Spain / Mallorca
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Article nr. 37036716
Grape variety: Mantonegro, Syrah, Merlot
Producer: Bodegas Ribas
Origin: Spain / Mallorca


Garnet colour with violet hue. On the nose fresh herbs dominates the fruit, and there is a touch of liquorice. The structure is velvety with lovely tannins. On palate green pepper, chocolate and spices on a persistent fruity background. On the finish the wine is elegant with integrated tannins and long aromatic persistence. Great wine!


Origin: Spain / Mallorca
Grape variety: Mantonegro, Syrah, Merlot
Maturity: 2 to 12 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Châteaubriand, Filet Wellington, Saddle of lamb fillet with herb jus, Roast saddle of venison, Wild specialities, Wild fowl, Wild boar entrecôte with Spätzli
Vinification: fully destemmed, long must fermentation, use of traditional basket press, protein fining, fermentation in cement tank
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection, in small boxes, selecting the grapes (by hand)
Maturation: in large wooden barrel/foudre, in new barriques, long cultivation
Bottling: no filtration
Maturation duration: 14 months
Volume: 16.0 %
Note: contains sulphites


Spain – Variety and perfection

“Somewhere in la Mancha, in a place whose name I do not care to remember...,” begins Don Quixote's odyssey.

The most famous part is definitely when Don Quixote thinks windmills are his enemy and wants to fight them – until they nearly kill him. It’s possible there was a bit too much of the La Mancha wine at play. Spanish vines fight for their survival in rugged landscapes, battling fierce drought and rough soils. But they fight well.



Mallorca: new premium wines from old varieties

The party island is showing an entirely different, more delightful side: every year, more premium wines are produced in Mallorca. While international varieties like Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot yield excellent wines in Mallorca’s terroir, top winemakers increasingly use the best native varieties, such as Manto Negro, Callet and Prensal Blanc. The results are independent wines with Mediterranean charm and surprising freshness.


Bodegas Ribas

The island wines from Mallorca have been blessed for years with high quality and Mediterranean charm.

Grape varieties


The prince of Mallorca

The word “negro” – black – in this variety’s name is misleading. It refers to a red wine grape, and a relatively light one at that. Some grapes even shimmer more pink than red. The Manto negro is the most important variety, and a real native, of the holiday island of Mallorca. It yields bright-red, soft wines with plenty of alcohol and an unusual bouquet of blackberry, fig and pomegranate. A small amount of Callet – a slightly stronger Mallorcan variety – is usually added to lend it structure. Wines from Manto negro are well suited for barrel maturation, especially if they come from old vines. These provide particularly concentrated musts that are full of character.


A hint of pepper

The legend stubbornly persists that the Syrah variety came from the Persian city of Shiraz. Yet, researchers have shown that it is a natural crossing of two old French varieties: the red Dureza from the Rhône Valley and the white Mondeuse blanche from Savoy. Wines from Syrah are gentle and concentrated. They smell of dark berries, violets and liquorice, and amaze with a piquant touch of white pepper. As varietal wines, they are found on the northern Rhone, as in the Hermitage or Côte Rôtie appellations, as well as in Swiss Valais. In the southern Rhône Valley, Syrah is often wedded with Grenache and Mourvèdre. In 1832, a Frenchman brought the variety to Australia, where it became the emblem of the national wine industry. There, the weightiest versions develop with typical notes of tar and chocolate.


Everybody’s darling

Merlot is the most charming member of the Bordeaux family. It shines with rich colour, fragrant fullness, velvety tannins and sweet, plummy fruit. It even makes itself easy for the vintner, as it matures without issue in cool years as well. This is in contrast to the stricter Cabernet Sauvignon, which it complements as a blending partner. Its good qualities have made the Merlot famous worldwide. At over 100,000 hectares, it is the most-planted grape in France. It also covers large areas in California, Italy, Australia and recently in Eastern Europe. The only catch is that pure Merlot varieties rarely turn out well. Its charm is often associated with a lack of substance. Only the best specimens improve with maturity. They then develop complex notes of leather and truffles. This succeeds in the top wines from the Bordeaux appellation of Pomerol and those from Ticino, among others.