White wines

Ribolla Gialla - DOC FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI

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This wine is made from an ancient autochthonous variety cultivated as far back as Roman times. Its lovely bouquet is absolutely unmistakable.

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS:
A native Friuli wine which has been enjoyed at court across Europe throughout history. White and dry, straw yellow in colour with green highlights. Elegant flowery and fruity aromas with a sustained acidity well-balanced in the body.

VARIETIES USED, WITH PERCENTAGE:
Ribolla Gialla 100%.

PRODUCTION ZONE AND EXPOSURE:
Vineyards in the Colli Orientali in Friuli with north eastern and south eastern exposure.

TRAINING SYSTEM:
Dwarf Capuccina and Sylvoz.

SOIL TYPE:
Grown in the Ronco area where the high percentage of clay (called ponca) and hillside exposition give the wines their depth, aroma and persistence. Yield is 9/10,000 kg per hectare.

HARVEST PERIOD:
Late September by hand into baskets.

VINIFICATION:
Short cold maceration of the destemmed grapes (at 7°C for 7/8 hours) and soft pressing. Cold settled (at about 5°C) and fermentation with selected yeasts at a controlled temperature (18°C).

MATURING AND AGING:
Left to rest on the yeasts until the spring (when bottling is done) and aged in the bottle for a few months.

FOOD PAIRINGS:
Cold hors d’oeuvres, sweet-sour sauces, soups, vegetables and fish.

SERVE AT: 8 – 10° C
ALCOHOL: 13 % VOL
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6,2 G / L
DRY EXTRACT: 20 G / L
SUGAR RESIDUE: 3,5 G / L
SULPHITES: 95 MG / L


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