Ribolla Gialla Frizzante

VENEZIA GIULIA IGT

HISTORY

This variety is our winery’s standard bearer. Its homeland is to be found in an area covering part of Friuli’s Colli Orientali and in the Italian and Slovenian parts of the Gorizia Hills. The history of Ribolla is richly documented. The first document certifying the existence of a Ribolla wine, produced from a range of varieties, dates back to 1207. However, we would have to wait a few centuries – until 1822 no less – before finding a text that clearly refers to the variety. Ribolla Gialla has been vinified as a monovarietal for about seventy years. Initially it was only partially fermented must, but today it is highly appreciated as both a dry still wine and a sparkling wine.

(Costantini Enos, Mattaloni Claudio, Petrussi Carlo, La vite nella storia e nella cultura del Friuli, Forum Edizioni, 2007.)

Grape variety

ribolla gialla

Type of soil

marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin. Locally known as “Ponca”

Exposition

south / south west

Pest control

low environmental impact integrated pest management

Tasting notes

pale lemon colour with green reflections. Crispy wine with an intense bouquet of white flowers, white peach, apricot, renetta apple and citrus notes. Light and refreshing wine, nice minerality in the aftertaste

Temperature service

8°C

Alcohol

10,5% abv

mid September, carefully harvested in the coolest hours of the day

after a soft press we start the first fermentation in stainless steel vats at 16°-18° controlled temperature, then the second fermentation in autoclave to make the wine frizzante

crispy and refreshing, paired beautifully with a mix of appetizers. A must try with fried vegetables