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100% Malvasía de Banyalbufar from Cati's own finca Son Llebre vineyard grown on Cal Vermell (the local iron-rich clay-calcareous) soils. After a harvest by hand, the grapes spend a short time on the skins, pressed pneumatically and fermented in stainless steel with temperature control. After fermentation the wine is racked where rests in tank for a further 6 months before being bottled without any added sulfur (at any moment in the process), stabilization or filtration.
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. Working with Charlie Prymaka, Cati continued to innovate in the bodega and the vineyard. Their collaboration was a great success, and it grew. In 2021, Cati’s bodega is a collaborative workshop, the home base of four hardworking, innovative natural winemakers.
Denny & Katie
Your friendly neighborhood wine shop and tiny bar, focused on small production wines and conservas. Connect with us on Instagram for suggestions on your next bottle and to follow along in our downtown Lafayette wine journey.
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210 EAST VERMILION STREET LAFAYETTE, LA 70501
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