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Ribas Negre 2018

Ribas Negre

2018
Mallorca (Spain)

You will frequently have heard or read about various wines that the fruit is in the foreground and t...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Ribas Negre 2018

Producer

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2018

Review

You will frequently have heard or read about various wines that the fruit is in the foreground and the ageing notes are in the background. In Ribas Negre, the fruit is certainly in the foreground but the ageing notes are... way off in the background! It's a primary fragrance as open, honest and fresh as you can ever find. Primary doesn't mean a lack of complexity, there should be no confusion about that, it just describes the first impact; the succession of aromas and sensations would take too long to describe, so we'll try to sum up with a visual image: this wine goes extremely well with a good book.

We usually associate wine with food, but some wines pair up better with reading or, to put it simply, are very good company. Ribas Negre, as well as that fruit intensity, has a homely, cosy feel. Among the fruit aromas (of red fruit, befitting the Mantonegro variety, cherries, redcurrants, fresh but nicely-ripe figs), the floral notes, the woodland hints and the minerality — this one is definitely a mineral wine too, and will remind you every now and again of wines from the Priorat — and nuances of oiliness and leather, there is a dry and pleasantly spicy background hidden away, which brings to mind ancient tomes, old library treasures. It's all a question of sensations and everyone will have their own perceptions, but do keep sniffing: leather, balsamic notes, bakery whiffs, chocolate, countryside plants...

Ribas Negre is very juicy on the palate, with an intense yet fluid entry, balanced, with sweet fruit, refreshing, some extremely pleasant tannins and an almost imperceptible touch of caramel on the finish when very young. Pair it up too with the island's typical cuisine: stuffed aubergines or lamb, mushrooms in the autumn, and if you have the chance to go to Mallorca, make sure you visit this winery: it's in a beautiful location, the family is charming and their wines are very good indeed. Three centuries of history, the oldest winery in Mallorca, what more is there to say.

Mushrooms / Lamb / Pasta with bolognese sauce / Mediterranean cuisine / Stuffed aubergines / T-bone steak / With a good book

  • ViewBright / Picota cherry red / Violet glints
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Spicy notes / Mineral notes / Balsamic notes / Fruit aromas / Fruits of the forest
  • Mouth:Powerful / Balanced / Smooth tannins / Warm / Rounded tannins
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 15ºC and 18ºC

Customer reviews

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by: dan ginty (20 Jun) - Vintage 2018

great value wi

excellent wine - very versatile and ideal for summer evenings

by: alandcats@hotmail.co.uk (19/06/2019) - Vintage 2017

Nice wine

We really like this wine it is a very nice drinking wine. It is one of our favourite wines. Thanks

by: I MAK (19/10/2018) - Vintage 2016

Great with beef

Tried in Mallorca with a chateau briand it was fantastic so I ordered 1 more now were back in the UK I tried from RIBAS but they suggested vinnimus

by: Dawn Silver (17/04/2018) - Vintage 2016

Beautiful Red Wine

We opened this bottle at the weekend. The wine is a lovely rich red, stunning colour. We would definitely purchase this again. We are visiting the vineyard in July.

by: Bernd S. (14/01/2019) - Vintage 2016

Hervorragender Wein

Der Wein ist hervorragend, sehr ausgewogen mit einem wunderbaren Nachklang. Auch der Kontakt zu hispavinus war sehr angenehm. Alles bestens