Ribolla Gialla (2021)

San Lurins

  • The freshness of the native Ribolla Gialla varietal is maintained in this pet-nat style sparkling wine by San Lurins. Rather than undergoing a second fermentation in the bottle like the Malvasia Istriana, this wine is bottled just before the first fermentation ends, resulting in a lightly sparkling and constantly evolving wine.

    Notes of citrus fruits and thyme dance along the fine bubbles in this wine. It's excellent as an aperitif and a perfect pair with creamy fresh cheese, appetizers, and lightly fried fish.
  • Typology: Classic method sparkling wine
    Production area: San Lorenzo Isontino (GO)
    Grape variety: 100% Ribolla Gialla
    Harvesting: By hand at perfect ripeness.
    Fermentation and refinery: The whole bunches are collected and directly subjected to soft pressing; only the first-pressed must (about 50%) will be used to produce our fermented wine. The must is cold decanted for about 12-15 hours and then fermented at a controlled temperature. Close to the end of alcoholic fermentation when just a small amount of sugars remain, the wine is bottled. The bottles rest lying down at least 12 months before release.
    Alcohol: 13.5%
    Temperature for Serving: 10°C
    Tasting notes: Lightly sparkling and constantly evolving as the wine is bottled before the conclusion of fermentation. Characteristic Ribolla Gialla notes of citrus and thyme with a saline minerality.
    Serving Suggestions: Excellent with fresh cheeses, delicate appetizers of vegetables and fish, tempura of vegetables and crustaceans, and as an aperitif.

Winery: San Lurins