Gravner

Ribolla Gialla

9.360 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
Collio, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Ribolla Gialla
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9.4

With a stunning display, the 2010 Ribolla Gialla is deep orange and amber in color, with a seductively sweet bouquet that shows dried orange with exotic brown spice, evolving into peach, nectarine and dusty florals. While silky in texture, underlying tension builds, as a complex mix of minerals and tannins creates a tactile feel. There’s a hint of oxidation here, as is expected from this wine, while also coming across as quite savory. Hazelnut, baked apple, ginger and a hint of vanilla, but not oak, resonate on the structured finish. Tasted blind, you’d probably guess this orange wine was a red, and as such, I recommend decanting it. It also pays to mention that this improved even further on day two. The 2010 is the current release of the Ribolla Gialla. Gravner uses spontaneous fermentation in Georgian amphorae, after which the juice is further refined for another five months before being moved to large oak barrels for another six years.(Eric Guido, Vinous, January 2021)

With a stunning display, the 2010 Ribolla Gialla is deep orange and amber in color, with a seductively sweet bouquet that shows dried orange with exotic brown spice, evolving into peach, nectarine and dusty florals. While silky in texture, underlying tension builds, as a complex mix of minerals and tannins creates a tactile feel. There’s a hint of oxidation here, as is expected from this wine, while also coming across as quite savory. Hazelnut, baked apple, ginger and a hint of vanilla, but not oak, resonate on the structured finish. Tasted blind, you’d probably guess this orange wine was a red, and as such, I recommend decanting it. It also pays to mention that this improved even further on day two. The 2010 is the current release of the Ribolla Gialla. Gravner uses spontaneous fermentation in Georgian amphorae, after which the juice is further refined for another five months before being moved to large oak barrels for another six years.(Eric Guido, Vinous, January 2021)

Jan 29th, 2021
Matt Nason

2008 is still drinking amazing with the honey note

2008 is still drinking amazing with the honey note

Jul 19th, 2019
Loren Grossman

Vintner Wilde Farm Wines

9.1

Orange blossom, wet slate, clover honey and apricot. Rounded, resolved palate. Lacks the nuance I have had from other examples.

Orange blossom, wet slate, clover honey and apricot. Rounded, resolved palate. Lacks the nuance I have had from other examples.

Mar 10th, 2019
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2009 - mahony colour, with the smell of a sultry summernight. Acacia honey. Definitely a wine for dinner with lots of character. #slovenianborder #italy #orangewine

Vintage 2009 - mahony colour, with the smell of a sultry summernight. Acacia honey. Definitely a wine for dinner with lots of character. #slovenianborder #italy #orangewine

May 29th, 2018
JKT
9.1

GW Gravner tasting 10/26/16. Nose that's subdued in floral notes but prominent in stone fruits. Very firm body and acidic palate again with stone fruits. Very long finish that's complex and layered over time. Yum.

GW Gravner tasting 10/26/16. Nose that's subdued in floral notes but prominent in stone fruits. Very firm body and acidic palate again with stone fruits. Very long finish that's complex and layered over time. Yum.

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2016
Pascaline Lepeltier, MS

Master Sommelier, Wine Director Rouge Tomate New York

9.4

treat it like a barolo (L.D.)

treat it like a barolo (L.D.)

Dec 3rd, 2014
Jeffrey Long

I love these orange wines from Gravner—always interesting and they never disappoint. Held up extremely well through the first half of an outstanding menu at Berton al Lago on Lake Como. This place deserves another star.

I love these orange wines from Gravner—always interesting and they never disappoint. Held up extremely well through the first half of an outstanding menu at Berton al Lago on Lake Como. This place deserves another star.

Jun 23rd, 2019
Ebbe Bonde Soerensen

Not for everyone, has a Big nose and nice taste, though I prefer it with cheese.
Part of winepairing at Ricard Camarena ** Michelin in Valencia.

Not for everyone, has a Big nose and nice taste, though I prefer it with cheese.
Part of winepairing at Ricard Camarena ** Michelin in Valencia.

Jun 7th, 2019
George Doolan

Very savory. Weird bottle actually came together on day but not for long before ea takes over. Some fruits but more nutty, persimmon, wild herbs, varnish. Not easy to drink really.

Very savory. Weird bottle actually came together on day but not for long before ea takes over. Some fruits but more nutty, persimmon, wild herbs, varnish. Not easy to drink really.

May 5th, 2019
Jody Scharf

Light faint color. Not red not white but differently nice.

Light faint color. Not red not white but differently nice.

Apr 13th, 2019