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A blend of Xarel-lo (75%) and Macabeu (25%) macerated together for a week before the juice is bled off in to a mixture of old French and American oak barrels for another 3 months. Stunningly lean, fresh wine (as is to be expected of something at just 10.5% alcohol) the profits from which Joan will use to restore an ancient terraced vineyard, full of once-lost grape varieties, high in the Pyrenees.

Country
Spain / Catalunya
Colour
Orange
Grape
Macabeu, Xarel-lo
Bottle Size
75cl
Year
2018

Joan Rubió

Joan Rubió comes from a family of traditional winemakers who had their business undercut and effectively destroyed by large cava houses, whose exponential growth created what amounted to a monopoly for grapes grown in the region. Undeterred, Joan took over his family’s vines while working a day for Recaredo, unquestionably the best cava operation going, where he honed his craft and during a 14-year stint there pushed the farming and winemaking to exciting new places. Today he’s back amongst those vines that were once owed by his family making some of Spain’s most startlingly bright, layered wines under his own label.

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Nituix
Nituix

Nituix, 2018
Joan Rubio

£ 28.00
75cl
Orange
Sold out

A blend of Xarel-lo (75%) and Macabeu (25%) macerated together for a week before the juice is bled off in to a mixture of old French and American oak barrels for another 3 months. Stunningly lean, fresh wine (as is to be expected of something at just 10.5% alcohol) the profits from which Joan will use to restore an ancient terraced vineyard, full of once-lost grape varieties, high in the Pyrenees.

Country
Spain / Catalunya
Colour
Orange
Grape
Macabeu, Xarel-lo
Bottle Size
75cl
Year
2018

Joan Rubió

Joan Rubió comes from a family of traditional winemakers who had their business undercut and effectively destroyed by large cava houses, whose exponential growth created what amounted to a monopoly for grapes grown in the region. Undeterred, Joan took over his family’s vines while working a day for Recaredo, unquestionably the best cava operation going, where he honed his craft and during a 14-year stint there pushed the farming and winemaking to exciting new places. Today he’s back amongst those vines that were once owed by his family making some of Spain’s most startlingly bright, layered wines under his own label.

More wines by Joan Rubió