Our 2018 Ribolla is an aromatic and textural delight. Aromas of yellow peaches, lemon curd, dried apricots, yellow plums, apple skin, white flowers and salty minerals.
Flavors of yellow peaches, lemon curd, dried apricots, yellow plums, apple skin, white flowers and salty minerals. There is a bit of grip and the wine offers great balance of fruit, light skin tannins, zippy acidity and moderate 12% alcohol which makes this wine amazingly spry on its feet for all the complexity.
Ribolla Gialla is an ancient white grape variety most often found in Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Slovenia. This delicate, floral, high acid white grape has documentation back to the 13th century in Friuli. Known as Rebula in Slovenia and likely Robola in Greece this variety has been celebrated for hundreds of years. There is very little grown in the United States...with most of the bottling's originating from George Vare's vineyard in California. We grow a small plot here on our farm in the Scuttlehole and Brick Kiln vineyards.
Frmented on its skins for 23 days, like a red wine.
Eight months in older neutral oak barrels.
A polished golden color.
This wine offers boundless opportunities at the table from local fish and shellfish to fall veggies and root vegetables including squash, parsnips, potatoes, cauliflower and pumpkin to lighter white meats like pork and veal. Journey and explore with this wine...it is fun, delicious and a little bit like Jazz.