2017 Ribolla Gialla Ribolla has an inviting golden to amber colour, which speaks of longer skin contact. Nose is amazingly rich for Ribolla, with gooseberries and blackcurrants dominating over gentle piny and fine oaky notes. Very dry, medium bodied with touch of tannins and salty savoury character and lot of life. Late grape harvesting, hand-picked with a short period between the picking and fermentation – 2 hours maximum. Beginning of fermentation in large fermentation tanks with natural yeast picked out from the same grapes harvested during pre-harvesting (5 %). Quiet fermentation is completed in wooden barriques where wine matures on its own lees without decanting.