IGP Venezia Giulia Grape Variety:
100% Ribolla Gialla Alcohol
Villanova di Farra, Oslavia, San Floriano del Collio
Marl, sandstone, poor organic substances
4200-6000 plants/hectare (Guyot)
Traditional white vinification, with manual grape harvest, soft pressing with pneumatic press, and brief cold maceration on the skins, static decantation of the must, temperature controlled (18°C) fermentation in stainless steel vats, with indigenous yeasts. No malolactic fermentation.
Straw-yellow in colour with golden highlights; medium strength alcohol. Characteristic flavour, dry, slight citrus, pleasant acidity, and gently mineral. Young Ribolla Gialla is reminiscent of freshly cut hay, Golden Delicious apples, and developing to acacia flowers.