This 2021 Ribolla Gialla, a white Italian wine grape originally from the northeast region of Fruili, was destemmed and skin fermented by native yeast in clay amphorae for four weeks, resulting in a wine with a golden hue. The ancient practice of crafting wine in amphorae increases the development of aromas such as nuts, baked fruit and lends a slight tea characteristic with subdued acidity and rich mineral flavors. This “orange wine,” another name for a skin-fermented white wine, is a great match with bold foods and drinks more like a red wine rather than a white wine.
A pale amber color.
Notes of floral emphasized by hazelnut aromas that leap from the glass.
Mandarin orange, honeydew and vanilla bean flavors are enhanced by hints of black tea. This is a lovely, elegant textured wine that has an enticing and lingering finish.
Drought, light rain throughout the winter impacted yields across all varietals on the north coast. Mild temperatures at end of growing season – allowed for low potential alcohol, aromatic freshness across all varietals