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Ribolla Gialla • DOC Collio

2019 HARVEST

Ribolla Gialla DOC Collio – A wine coming from the heart

  

In 2007 the two brothers Gianni and Giorgio Venica, owners of the winery, dedicated this wine to their father Adelchi. They wanted to thank him for all he had left them: from the cellar to the vineyards, to the precious teachings, not only related to winemaking techniques.

This wine comes from the heart and therefore represents the relationship and the transition from one generation to the other one of the Venica family.

Vineyard & Grape Variety

GRAPE VARIETY | VINEYARD

  

Ribolla Gialla, a white berry grape variety, is autochthonous from Friuli and it’s typical for its bunches which, when completely ripen, acquire a particularly warm and intense color, almost golden. From here the attribute “gialla” (= yellow) in the name of the variety.

It is a rather ancient kind of vine with not very well-defined origins but anyhow present in Friuli-Venezia Giulia since the XIII-XIV century. Some argue that it was already grown in the region in the Roman times, others say that this variety came from the Ionian Islands, passing through Dalmatia, at the time part of the Republic of Venice.

Our Ribolla Gialla vineyards are located within the DOC Collio territory.

Wine Characteristics

ALCOHOL IN VOL.%  

12,5

TOTAL ACIDITY ‰

5,2

GRAPE VARIETY

Our Ribolla Gialla grapes come from a DOC Collio vineyard. It is a white berry grape typical of the region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

HARVEST

The grapes were hand picked and de-stemmed between September 21st and September 26th 2019.

VINIFICATION | AGING

The must was then left on the skins for about 14 hours at a temperature of 10°-12° C in tanks especially designed to protect it from oxygen by using recycled carbon dioxide from the first fermentation, in order to avoid using high levels of antioxidants. Subsequently, 60% of the must fermented and aged on the lees for 5 months in 20-27 hl barrels and the remaining part in stainless steel vats.

BOTTLING

The wine was then blended and bottled during full moons between the end of March and June 2020.

BOTTLE SIZES

75 cl Wine bottle | 1.5 l Magnum

ribolla gialla collio

COLOR

Straw yellow not very intense, tending to greenish reflections.

NOSE

The bouquet is pleasant, delicate but persuasive, with floral scents which remind a forest during spring, such as hawthorn and acacia, chestnut and oak flowers. Fruity notes of golden apple, white peach, yellow plum, cedar peel and some nuances of honey are also perceived.

PALATE

In the mouth it’s very characteristic, fresh, dry, citrine, with medium alcohol content. It’s characterized by a marked acidity, typical of the grape variety. Some citrus fruits note and a final mineral reminiscence are also well present.

TO BE PAIRED WITH

Cold seafood appetizers, especially oysters, shellfish and crudités, or even with white meats.

SERVING TEMPERATURE

 12/13°C

AGING POTENTIAL

over 6 years

Wine grapes

Ribolla Gialla – really fascinating grapes !!!

Ribolla Gialla - pronta per la Vendemmia!

🍇💛☀️ RIBOLLA GIALLA ... oltre di essere una annata molto promettente quest'uva e' anche di una bellezza davvero affascinante !!!Nelle immagini si intravede inoltre la nostra vigna di BERNIZZA che viene letteralmente incorniciata dai grappoli della Ribolla Gialla. #Venica #RibollaGialla #Collio #Vendemmia2019 #Harvest2019 #Weinlese2019 #DolegnadelCollio

Pubblicato da Venica & Venica su Giovedì 26 settembre 2019