i Clivi 2020 Ribolla Gialla, Venezia Giulia IGP

i Clivi 2020 Ribolla Gialla, Venezia Giulia IGP

Item Number: 15964

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Sub Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Appellation/AVA: Venezia Giulia IGP
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2020
Grape(s): 100% Ribolla Gialla
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Soil Type: Flysch (marl and sandstone)
Case Production: 1,660

Vineyard Location: Gramogliano Hills in Corno di Rosazzo
Vine Age: 10 years old

Tasting Notes: The i Clivi Ribolla Gialla is aromatically subtle with hints of lemon zest. The palate is crisp and lean; it's marked by refreshing citric acidity and a long sapid texture. Minerals and salinity define the beautiful finish.

Winemaking Notes: Manually harvested whole clusters are gently pressed in order to extract only the first and cleanest part of the must, which is immediately pumped to a stainless steel vat where most solids and heavy parts decant overnight. In the morning, the upper part is racked off the bottom to another stainless steel tank. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with native yeast. The Ribolla Gialla matures on its fine lees, which are kept floating, for 6 months to avoid reductive effects and to gain the stabilization and anti-oxidative benefits that these natural components bring. The wine is bottled with a light filtration, meant only to eliminate the cloudiness brought by the floating lees. 30 mg/L of SO2 are added. The total SO2 is 50 mg/L.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 88 (4/12/2022)

    The 2020 Ribolla Gialla is pretty and understated in the glass, showing mineral-tinged apples, pears and hints of sweet melon. It's soft in texture and savory, nearly salty in character, with tart orchard fruits and a herbal twang. The wine finishes lightly-structured with medium length while leaving a hint of nectarine to linger.