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PAT0218WW
Pateiro
Patito Feo Sobre Lias
2018
Ribeiro
Organic Farming
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur

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DO Ribeiro is a longstanding established DO centred around Ourense in the NW corner of Spain, just north of Portugal. Natural barriers protect the land from sub Atlantic storms and create a cool Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunlight and plenty of rainfall (though summer months can be dry). Soils are typically sandy, granitic and poor and offer high acidity to the grapes. The whites, from Treixadura, Albarino, Godello and Torrontes are all fresh, floral, fruity and high in acidity and are considerably more common than the reds.

Iván Vázquez Pateiro's story is very similar to that of many winemakers of his generation. Coming from a long long line of winegrowers he would watch and help his grandparents and parents tend their vines to sell to the local co-operative. Originally from Ribadavia, Iván worked - and actually still continues to work - for many wineries, beofre moving some 20km further north up the river Avia to the town of Beade. Here, with his business partner, he bought a few acres of vines to start thei own project, El Patito Feo and Saramusa! He uses only indigenous varitires (Caiño, Souson and Treixadura) where he makes a 100% Treixadura - something that few other winemakers in the region are doing. But nostalgia aside he beleives it is not about making the same wines your parents make, but rather to improve and advance them. 2018 is ony Iván's second vintage to date but already he is starting to make some incredibly expressive and aromative wines.

Tasting note: Green and direct on the nose with keylime pie; lime peel; passionfruit with a fine underlying leesy-ness. Almost sauvingon-esque; aromatic yet creamy; green herbaceousness. The pallet is complex; spice and body builds as it jumps around from citrus; to cream; to acidity to herbs. Intense and energetic. Acidity sits at the back carrying it through. Fennel, mountain herb finish.
Winemaking Detail: Organic viticulture without certification. Grapes come from 3 hectares of vines across two single vineyards; Espedradas and Forraxeiros; aged between 15-20 years old. No irrigation is used in the vineyards. Grapes macerated in the press without prior racking. Fermentation on wild yeasts for 30-40 days. Stirring of the fine lees in SST followed by heavy lees in barrel. Light filtration prior to bottling.
Features Lime Passionfruit Herbs Aromatic Creamy

Features Aromatic, Creamy, Herbs, Intense, Lime, Passionfruit,
Tasting note Green and direct on the nose with keylime pie, lime peel, passionfruit with a fine underlying leesy-ness. Almost sauvingon-esque, aromatic yet creamy, green herbaceousness. The pallet is complex, spice and body builds as it jumps around from citrus, to cream, to acidity to herbs. Intense and energetic. Acidity sits at the back carrying it through. Fennel, mountain herb finish.
Drink with
Clam chowder, Pork Chop, Seabass,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Ribeiro
Producer Pateiro
Wine Name Patito Feo Sobre Lias
Style White
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Treixadura
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 13.5%
Production 3333
Aging 6 months on the lees with weekly stirring (70% SST / 30% in used French oak)
Soil Granitic
Time to drink Now - 2025
Winemaking Detail Organic viticulture without certification. Grapes come from 3 hectares of vines across two single vineyards, Espedradas and Forraxeiros, aged between 15-20 years old. No irrigation is used in the vineyards. Grapes macerated in the press without prior racking. Fermentation on wild yeasts for 30-40 days. Stirring of the fine lees in SST followed by heavy lees in barrel. Light filtration prior to bottling.

PAT0218WW
Pateiro
Patito Feo Sobre Lias
2018
Ribeiro
Organic Farming
Wild yeasts
Low Sulphur

DO Ribeiro is a longstanding established DO centred around Ourense in the NW corner of Spain, just north of Portugal. Natural barriers protect the land from sub Atlantic storms and create a cool Mediterranean climate with plenty of sunlight and plenty of rainfall (though summer months can be dry). Soils are typically sandy, granitic and poor and offer high acidity to the grapes. The whites, from Treixadura, Albarino, Godello and Torrontes are all fresh, floral, fruity and high in acidity and are considerably more common than the reds.

Iván Vázquez Pateiro's story is very similar to that of many winemakers of his generation. Coming from a long long line of winegrowers he would watch and help his grandparents and parents tend their vines to sell to the local co-operative. Originally from Ribadavia, Iván worked - and actually still continues to work - for many wineries, beofre moving some 20km further north up the river Avia to the town of Beade. Here, with his business partner, he bought a few acres of vines to start thei own project, El Patito Feo and Saramusa! He uses only indigenous varitires (Caiño, Souson and Treixadura) where he makes a 100% Treixadura - something that few other winemakers in the region are doing. But nostalgia aside he beleives it is not about making the same wines your parents make, but rather to improve and advance them. 2018 is ony Iván's second vintage to date but already he is starting to make some incredibly expressive and aromative wines.

Tasting note: Green and direct on the nose with keylime pie; lime peel; passionfruit with a fine underlying leesy-ness. Almost sauvingon-esque; aromatic yet creamy; green herbaceousness. The pallet is complex; spice and body builds as it jumps around from citrus; to cream; to acidity to herbs. Intense and energetic. Acidity sits at the back carrying it through. Fennel, mountain herb finish.
Winemaking Detail: Organic viticulture without certification. Grapes come from 3 hectares of vines across two single vineyards; Espedradas and Forraxeiros; aged between 15-20 years old. No irrigation is used in the vineyards. Grapes macerated in the press without prior racking. Fermentation on wild yeasts for 30-40 days. Stirring of the fine lees in SST followed by heavy lees in barrel. Light filtration prior to bottling.
Features Lime Passionfruit Herbs Aromatic Creamy

Features Aromatic, Creamy, Herbs, Intense, Lime, Passionfruit,
Tasting note Green and direct on the nose with keylime pie, lime peel, passionfruit with a fine underlying leesy-ness. Almost sauvingon-esque, aromatic yet creamy, green herbaceousness. The pallet is complex, spice and body builds as it jumps around from citrus, to cream, to acidity to herbs. Intense and energetic. Acidity sits at the back carrying it through. Fennel, mountain herb finish.
Drink with
Clam chowder, Pork Chop, Seabass,

Wine details

Country Spain
Region Ribeiro
Producer Pateiro
Wine Name Patito Feo Sobre Lias
Style White
Vintage 2018
Main Grape Treixadura
Other Grapes
Size 6 x 75cl
Closure Cork
A.B.V. 13.5%
Production 3333
Aging 6 months on the lees with weekly stirring (70% SST / 30% in used French oak)
Soil Granitic
Time to drink Now - 2025
Winemaking Detail Organic viticulture without certification. Grapes come from 3 hectares of vines across two single vineyards, Espedradas and Forraxeiros, aged between 15-20 years old. No irrigation is used in the vineyards. Grapes macerated in the press without prior racking. Fermentation on wild yeasts for 30-40 days. Stirring of the fine lees in SST followed by heavy lees in barrel. Light filtration prior to bottling.