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Ribolla Gialla “Special Release”

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Ribolla Gialla “Special Release”

The Special Release is a selection of botrytized Ribolla Giala grapes. The wine can only be made when conditions are perfect so this wine is not made every vintage.

Appellation:  Venezia Giulia IGT

Region:  Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Type: Botrytized savory wine,

Varietal: 100% Ribolla Gialla

Certified Organic

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Intense, deep orange-gold.
Bouquet: Intense and ethereal with pleasant notes of herbs and delicate fruity notes.
Taste: Not sweet but deep and savory. Elegant and substantial but not heavy, with rich and pleasant minerality.
Unfiltered: The presence of sediments is essential to keep the wine alive and to conserve it.
Serve: The temperature must not be below 15 degrees C/ 59 degrees F. Wine born the natural way, without cooling during fermentation, is unable to entirely express its character at too low a temperature.
Food Pairing: Mediterranean cuisine.

Vinyard Notes:
Vineyard: Monte Calvario (planted in 1994), Gorizia.
Altitude: 140 m a.s.l.
Exposure: South.
Cultivation method: Guyot unilateral.
Soil: Ponca – Opoka, Sandstone/Marl.
Yield: 20 qq per Ha.

Winemaking Notes:
Harvest: Picked berry by berry the last day of the harvest, 20 October 2010. After the rain of the first week in October the temperatures dropped down allowing the grapes to conclude it’s cycle and forming botrytis cinerea.
Vinification: The maceration begin in big barrels of oak for 60 to 90 days. Finished the fermentation it gets aged in 20 hl barrels for 6 years and rest for 4 year in the bottles. The wine is bottled with no cleaning and without filtration. The resulting natural sediments preserve and protect the wine.