Estate: Located in Frascati, within the Castelli Romani Park in Lazio, Cantina Ribelà takes its name from ‘ribelare’, which in the local dialect means covering newly planted vines with earth. Chiara Bianchi and Daniele Presutti chose this name to symbolize “a new beginning to us, but also of continuous renewal of what is meant to be a great wine-growing history to be taken care of”. They purchased the property with its 1 hectare of olive groves and orchards along with 2 hectares of old vines 30-60 years in age in 2014, acquiring additional land for red grapes in 2016.
Located in a small valley at 320 meters in elevation, the remains of a Roman cistern attest to its recognition as a prime agricultural site since ancient times. Prehistoric and ancient volcanic eruptions have resulted in diverse soils and complex micro zones: the slopes can have silt, sand, volcanic porphyry, along with high potassium and sodium in some areas. For a detailed look at their complex terroir, check out Cantina Ribelà Terroir.
The duo chose a balloon as the symbol of their winery; “A vehicle that, in addition to offering you a different point of view on the world, allows you to move towards the desired direction only in accordance with the weather conditions.”
Winemaking: Farming is biodynamic, certified organic and with minimal intervention. Vines are in volcanic soil, spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts, aged in steel, unfined, unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Foggy gold in colour, with aromas of apple, lemon, smoky earth and sweet hay. Lemon, mint, geranium, rye barley, chamomile, pink grapefruit and citrus acidity are glossed by saline minerality. Smoky earth, lemon zest and ginger linger on the zippy finish. Striking, engaging and alluring.
Equal parts Malvasia, Trebbiano, Bombino
Bottled by Soc. Agr. Cantina Ribelà Srl