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Venezia Giulia Ribolla Gialla

9.27 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Ribolla Gialla
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Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

9.3

Fermented in massive buried clay amphoras, given frequent daily punchdowns before going trough malo, then remains on the lees well into the spring, then racked off and put back into amphoras until fall, then matured in Slovenian oak foudres for 6+ years. 13 years after harvest, the wine is formidable and complex. Pours a luminous copper-orange color with lots of flaky sediments. Tastes of peach skins, sultanas and savory caramel, some turkish bay leaf and fresh brined persian walnuts, with monumental tannic grip. Plays well with the salty, sour, herbal, fish fat flavors of Doi Moi’s crisp fried whole snapper.

Fermented in massive buried clay amphoras, given frequent daily punchdowns before going trough malo, then remains on the lees well into the spring, then racked off and put back into amphoras until fall, then matured in Slovenian oak foudres for 6+ years. 13 years after harvest, the wine is formidable and complex. Pours a luminous copper-orange color with lots of flaky sediments. Tastes of peach skins, sultanas and savory caramel, some turkish bay leaf and fresh brined persian walnuts, with monumental tannic grip. Plays well with the salty, sour, herbal, fish fat flavors of Doi Moi’s crisp fried whole snapper.

1 person found it helpfulAug 25th, 2018
Aaron Keller

So orange. So delightful.

So orange. So delightful.

Apr 23rd, 2015
John Wight

Sommelier/Wine Director Luce Restaurant

9.2

Pears, apples and hints of minerals!

Pears, apples and hints of minerals!

Feb 1st, 2015
John Wight

Sommelier/Wine Director Luce Restaurant

8.7

Still young, apricots, tangerines, stunning minerality

Still young, apricots, tangerines, stunning minerality

Oct 2nd, 2014
Barry Herbst

Wine Buyer Soutirage

9.1

Barry had this 4 years ago

Barry had this 4 years ago

Nov 20th, 2015
Justin Croxall

Justin had this 5 years ago

Justin had this 5 years ago

Apr 29th, 2015
Michael Simonetti

Michael had this 4 years ago

Michael had this 4 years ago

May 28th, 2016