Ribolla Gialla

Friuli Colli Orientali DOC

One of the autochthonous Friulian vines of which we have the most ancient testimonies. It finds wide diffusion on the Colli di Rosazzo due to the high quality of the wines, both still and sparkling. With a fine and delicate aroma and a good natural acidity, it strikes as fresh and slender.

First Vintage 1984
Ribolla gialla
Friuli Colli Orientali (Manzano Hills)
"Ponca" is the typical element of our soil: a sedimentary formation entirely composed of clayey marl alternating with layers of sandstone.
The "Ponca" features low fertility and good water retention, giving unique features to the grapes and the wine such as full-bodied taste and colour, tannins, and minerality. The location of the vineyards on terracings, the Ronchi (top of the hills), and the perfect exposure allow the full ripening of the grapes. The Bora and the winds coming from the Adriatico Sea ensure good ventilation. The remarkable temperature shift from day to night makes the grapes more flavoured and sugary.
Excellent as an aperitif, served with finger food and appetizers. Ideal with delicate first courses, such as trofie with pesto or risotto with herbs.