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Ribas blanco
Certified organic or biodynamic wine

Ribas blanco

VdT, Ribas, 2017

750 ml
CHF 23.50
Grape variety: Prensal blanc, Viognier
Producer: Bodegas Ribas
Origin: Spain / Mallorca
Other vintages:
CHF 23.50
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Article nr. 13022717
Grape variety: Prensal blanc, Viognier
Producer: Bodegas Ribas
Origin: Spain / Mallorca
Other vintages:

Description

Intense bouquet of white fruits and elderflower, lily and white peach. A powerful and focused palate with long length. The flavours—apricot and a slight hint of herbs—are delicate and marked by perfect ripeness.

Attributes

Origin: Spain / Mallorca
Grape variety: Prensal blanc, Viognier
Maturity: 1 to 3 years
Serving temperature: 10 to 12 °C
Drinking suggestion: Apéro riche, Grilled fish, Vegetable flan, quiche
Volume: 12.5 %
Countries

Spain

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.

Regions

Mallorca

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.

Producers

Bodegas Ribas

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

Grape varieties

Prensal blanc

Mallorcan fruit basket

With apple, pear, grapefruit, exotic fruits, almond and anise, the old Majorcan variety Prensal seduces with its aromatic abundance. However, it only has a little acidity. Consequently, it is usually blended with other grapes such as Moscatel, Chardonnay or Viognier, giving the wines freshness. These wines taste best when drank young. Prensal is usually written “Premsal” in Mallorca. Alternatively, it is also called Moll.

Viognier

Saved from extinction

It’s hard to believe that the Viognier nearly became extinct 50 years ago. Today, it grows worldwide on over 10,000 hectares. The variety was first mentioned in 1781, and probably originated in Condrieu, in the northern Rhône Valley. There, and in the 3.8-hectare mini-appellation of Château-Grillet, vintners kept it on the post when the rest of the world wanted to know nothing about it. Its inventory shrank to a meagre 14 hectares. This is because it provides only low yields, and for a while there were no good seedlings. In the 1980s, interest in Viognier reawakened. It actually shows a unique profile: deep golden with good body and aromas of apricot, lime blossom, citrus fruits, honey and hazelnut. It is popular in the Languedoc region, flows into the white Côtes du Rhône and also does very well in California. The best examples fit wonderfully with poultry in cream sauce, noble fish like turbot or – why not? – lobster.