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"I tasted an unbottled sample of the white 2018 Qubia that was ready for bottling, but unfortunately, it had been sulfured 12 days before I sampled it and the nose was super reductive and marked by sulfur. 2018 produced fresh and balanced wines, and even though the nose was very difficult to read, the palate was livelier and fresher, with more punch, longer and more mineral."
The color is an enticing straw-lemon in color with greenish highlights. Qubia has aromas of white peach, pear, sea brine and jasmine. On the palate the wine is weighty with silky olive oil texture and concentrated flavors of ripe peach, Anjou pear and capers. Crisp, lively and well balanced.
This wine pairs beautifully with bay scallops, langoustines, mussels in a butter broth, and seafood paella.
Blend: 60 Callet, 30 Premsal, 10 other local grapes
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Ànima Negra was founded in 1994 when two self-taught friends -- Pere Ignasi Obrador and Miquelàngel Cerdà -- decided that the wines of their native Mallorca weren't reaching full potential. Taking advantage of some unused milk tanks at the dairy farm owned by Pere's family, they made two barriques of wine from Callet grapes (a native Mallorcan varietal) they'd purchased from local farmers. The initial results were so encouraging that the friends decided to form a partnership and continue pursuing their newly found passion for wine.
Situated in the southeast of Mallorca, Ànima Negra winery produces its wines on the old country estate of Son Burguera, close to the town of Felanitx. The buildings date back to the 13th century, and contain a traditional winemaking area, which historically was used to supply wine for locals living on and near the estate.
Ànima Negra sources its grapes from more than 135 carefully selected parcels of land that the partners either own or control. Virtually all of these parcels are within a six-mile radius of the winery, and most of the vines are 50 to 85 years old.