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Ribolla Gialla Spumante Brut

Producer: Tenuta Maccan

Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Winemaker: Giovanni Ruzzene

Available Sizes: 750ml

Appellation: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Grape Variety: 100% Ribolla Gialla

Summary

Fine and persistent bubbles sparkle in a flute of this amber-colored Spumante. Light-bodied and high in acidity, gentle floral notes combine with a hint of grassiness. Ridiculously fresh and invigorating on the palate with a lingering finish rich with acidity and pleasant mineral notes.

Food Pairing

Excellent as aperitif, goes well with a range of dishes, from chilled gazpacho to chilled shrimp to roasted pork or chicken.

Varietal Notes

The Ribolla Gialla grape arrived in Friuli in the 13th century – a native of Greece that historians say travelled to the region via Slovenia. Its wines are characteristically light and crisp, with hints of apples, citrus and almonds. It is often called just Ribolla.The 19th Century phylloxera epidemic took a hard toll on Ribolla plantings and many Friuli vineyards owners replanted with French wine grapes like Merlot and Sauvignon Blanc. By the 1990s less than 1 percent of all white Friuli wines created under the DOC contained Ribolla. By the turn of the 21st century, international interest in the wines of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia had led to an increase in plantings of the grape.

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