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Ribolla Gialla Venezia Giulia IGT
Friuli Venezia Giulia

The origin of this grape is uncertain: experts identify the ancestor of Ribolla with “Avola”, a vine imported by the Romans during the occupation of Friuli. Others suggest that this grape coincides with “Robola”, a variety grown in Kefalonia, arriving in Friuli perhaps at the time of Venetians. The early records date back to the 12th century: at that time the local population appreciated the elegant and fine wines of “Rabiola” Collio.


Owner: Comm. Eddi Luisa
Website: www.tenutaluisa.it
Winemaker: Michele Luisa
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Ribolla Gialla

Vineyard Location: Mariano del Friuli/Corona
Elevation: 90 ft
Vines Planted: 2007
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 5,500
Soil: Mostly gravel

Vinification
Cold maceration on the skins for 24 hours; cold, static decantation with 5 days of fermentation in stainless steel vats and a little part in tonneaux.

Aging Process
Five months on its lees, two months bottle refinement

Tasting Notes
Color: Straw yellow with greenish hues
Bouquet: The nose is typical of this variety, dry with delicate citrus and floral notes that recall acacia
Flavor: On the palate it is fresh and fruity with flavours of pear, peach and citrus and a touch of minerality on the finish
Pairings: Pairs well with hors d’ouvres, delicate fish, oysters, shellfish

Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 15,000 bottles