ORANGE WINE (made from WHITE grapes vinified like a RED wine - with skin contact)
Full Body, Fruity (Ribolla Gialla). IGT. 13.5% Alc.
Complex, layered and unusual wine (more savoury than some other orange wines), from Friuli's passionate philosopher-winemaker.
Awards include 5/5 bunches Bibenda; 91/100 Vinous (Antonio Galloni).
Previous vintage - 2009 - awarded 17.5 / 20 Jancis Robinson.
MW review of 2009 magnum: "Deep, burnished orange. Combines a touch of fino-esque acetaldehyde aroma with dried orange peel and liquorice and saltiness. The texture is grainy but not astringent, and there's plenty of dried-fruit persistence. This is beautifully broad, and appreciably rather than arbitrarily different. It's a tour de force! (RH) 14% Drink 2014 – 2024." - Richard Hemming, MW, writing for JancisRobinson.com (link to article).
WINERY NOTES: The liquid crunchiness. The secret of its beauty does not immediately bloom in the nose, where it hides, but in the mouth where it is released. The thick skin, rich in tannins, gives the wine its own flavor: from dried fruit to soft and enveloping tannins with a long and persistent mineral finish. After a sip you have the perception of chewing the wine. Immersing yourself in the glass and closing your eyes, the sensation increases: imagining walking among the rows and tasting Ribolla Gialla grain by grain.
VINIFICATION: Fermentation takes place in the presence of the skins in conical oak vats for 60 - 90 days. After maceration, it is aged in 20 or 30 hl barrels for 3 years and aged in bottle for 1 year.
The presence of sediment is essential to keep the wine alive and to conserve it.
NB: Limited stock - maximum four bottles per customer (until larger stock available).
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