Ibi Wine - Cleo (2021)
Ibi Wine - Cleo (2021)

Ibi Wine - Cleo (2021)

On good days, best friends come with the perfect mix of reliability and charm. Cleo reminds us of best friends; Each on their own individual journey, but always there when you need them. Cleo is Sauvignon Blanc.

We've been working with this same plot of Sauvignon Blanc for the last four years now, tended faithfully by Ed Hughes. This vintage spent 6 days on skins, slowly fermenting with our native yeast. It's been in bottle nearly a year.

Revel Cider & ibi wines started in 2014 as a solo passion project. Imagine our excitement when it turned out that, hey, lots of folks are fermentation enthusiasts!

By 2021, our team was seven people strong — with over 1000 cases of Revel cans and bottles shipped to discerning drinkers every month.

Our characterful native yeast fermentations explore the endless flavours Ontario has to offer. Combining farm-grown and foraged fruits, discovering what the fermentation process yields, and aiming to bring out the best of each ingredient is what makes us excited to come to work every day. (Well, that, and all the incredible smells.)

Cleo is guava nectar, lifted by the structure of light skin contact and soft sparkle. Oxygen and our native microflora have come together with these grapes to create a round and soft pond of tropical silken joy. Bubbly and easy going with notes of guava, quince and pear.

Good Company, Sunshine, Summer Salad

About the Winemaker

Revel Cider & ibi wines started in 2014 as a solo passion project. Imagine our excitement when it turned out that, hey, lots of folks are fermentation enthusiasts!

By 2021, our team was seven people strong — with over 1000 cases of Revel cans and bottles shipped to discerning drinkers every month.

Our characterful native yeast fermentations explore the endless flavours Ontario has to offer. Combining farm-grown and foraged fruits, discovering what the fermentation process yields, and aiming to bring out the best of each ingredient is what makes us excited to come to work every day. (Well, that, and all the incredible smells.)

Tasting Notes

Cleo is guava nectar, lifted by the structure of light skin contact and soft sparkle. Oxygen and our native microflora have come together with these grapes to create a round and soft pond of tropical silken joy. Bubbly and easy going with notes of guava, quince and pear.

Pairings

Good Company, Sunshine, Summer Salad