Another of a kind pet-nat from Vega de Ribes made with Malvasia de Sitges
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Availability date: 05/23/2016
Vega de Ribes is a small family estate with organic farming decades ago before this type of agriculture became fashion. Located nearby the Natural Park of Garraf, placed in between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains.
The sparkling wines made by ancestral method also known as pet-nat (short for the French term petillant naturelle), have only 1 fermentation process: unlike the wines made under Cava, Corpinnat, Champagne or Cremant labels.
In this case, the local Malvasia de Sitges grapes have been pressed very slowly (hence extracting a bit more of flavours and colour from the skins), and put to ferment part in chestnut barrels and part in steel tanks. Before the process was over the wine was bottle and put on rest.. It is disgorged before released to the market, meaning that the winemaker changes the cork by releasing old yeast (lees).
The wine is unfiltered, may have some sediments, without any dosage / no added sugars but there is some remaining from the juice (around 15 g/l), which actually adds more complexity and ripe exotic fruit notes. It does not feel "sweet" at all due to it's acidity and balance.
A great option for a welcome drink or a glass with starters, although we think it's rather universal!
|Varieties||Malvasia de Sitges|
|Fermentation||Starts in chestnut barrels with temperature control, finally it is finished in the bottle preserving the carbonic gas and without adding any additional yeast or sugars.|
|Added sulfites||10 mg/l|