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Giro Ribot
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Our Wines: Please click here to view wines.

Location and Climate:

The winery is located in Santa Fe del Penedés, in the heart of the Penedés and Cava Region, near Barcelona, Spain. The whole of the D.O. Penedés lies within the geographic region of the D.O. Cava which encompasses an area of around 33,000 hectares.

The geographic area of the Penedés enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate, with mild winters; moderate summers, annual rainfall between 500 and 600mm and continuous sunshine hours during the ripening period. During the summer predominant sea breezes allow an optimal aeration in our vineyards. 

The soils in the area provide excellent conditions for grape cultivation. The Giró Ribot vineyards extend in clay loamy limestone soils which enable the right amount of drainage while also holding an adequate amount of water. 

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Winery:

Giró Ribot has set itself the target of achieving high quality products through a constant improvement and careful production process. Their search of supreme quality, together with a strong commitment of the family, gives their products a distinctive personality.

History:

The Giró Ribot family is closely tied to the Penedés region, particularly with previous generations devoting themselves to producing liqueurs and spirits.

"My grandfather was born into Catalonian family of winegrowers, in a small village of Santa Fe del Penedés, in “La Masía” or farmhouse found in the heart of the Penedés vineyards...
At these times, under the Catalonian law, only the eldest male descendant could become the single heir to the family fortune. If there were no sons in the family, the firstborn daughter, called “Pubilla”, succeed to the heritance.

Unluckily, my grandfather wasn’t the eldest son, so he had to travel far and wide to find his perfect “Pubilla”.
He eventually got married to the unique daughter of renowned family from the neighboring town - Vilanova i la Geltrú, who were the owners of a well-established company of liquors and spirits.

Here continues the story of my dad, who dedicated a great part of his life to the elaboration of gin (the current company - Destilerías MG).
A year before his death, he decided to buy a brandy cellar in the village where our story originated and our roots lie, on the same land where my grandfather was born, in Santa Fe del Penedés...

Some years ago we have decided together with my brother Manuel to transform the brandy cellar into the existing winery and return so to our ancestral winemaking traditions.”

-Maria Rosa Giró 

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Viticulture Information: 

The Giró Ribot cavas are all coupage (blended) wines, produced mainly from indigenous grape varieties (Macabeo, Xarel.lo, Parellada) along with Chardonnay for their white cavas and Trepat along with Pinot Noir for Rosé cavas, all coming from the vineyards surrounding the property. 

Giró Ribot owns a 100 hectare vineyard with approximately 60 hectare of the most suitable parcels reserved for the production of their Cavas. Approximately 20 hectares of the estate are destined for the production of Giró Ribot white wines. By making wines from their own grapes, they are given rigorous control of the whole winemaking process.

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People: 

Managing Director, Co-owner: María Rosa Giró

Co-owner: Manuel Giró

Marketing and Sales Manager: Eduardo Giró

Winemaker: Joan Rovira

Website:

www.giroribot.es