Cati Ribot - 2020 - Son Llebre
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Cati Ribot - 2020 - Son Llebre

Field Blend: Escursac, Callet, Callet Negrella

Mallorca, Spain

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. Her family’s background was in the farming of table grapes, almonds, and olives, but in the 1990s her father Jaume planted international varieties (Syrah, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon) with the goal of making wine. In 2004, Jaume built a sizeable bodega next to the vines, and Cati started working with her father in the vines and in the cellar. Working with her father, Cati grew more and more interested in wine, eventually leading to training as a sommelier in Barcelona in 2008. As she took on a larger role at the winery from 2009, the winemaking and the farming began to change (organic certification was achieved in 2012), culminating in 2014 when she began employing biodynamic treatments in the vineyards, influenced and guided by Joan Rubió, an expert on biodynamic and organic viticulture from the Penedès. This wine is from a single name-sake vineyard grown on Cal Vermell (the local iron-rich clay-calcareous) soils. Fermentations are in a mix of steel vat and amphora and carried out whole berry with 30-40 day maceration. The wine rests in 4th use 500-liter barrel for 4 months and a further 2 months in steel before being bottled without any added sulfur. (José Pastor)