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2018 Friuli Colli Orientali Ribolla Gialla

La Viarte

La Viarte’s organically farmed terraced hillside vineyards give rise to Friulan wines of pristine freshness and clear-cut varietal typicity. For anybody curious to experience Ribolla Gialla, this is what the grape is all about: delicate floral aromas enlivened by lemony accents and a hint of almond, low alcohol with a nimble presence on the palate, and a dry finish crisp enough to alleviate the deepest of thirsts. The perfect white to kick off virtually any meal, it tastes even more perfect next to a plate of thinly sliced prosciutto.

Anthony Lynch

$25.00
Wine Type: white
Vintage: 2018
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Ribolla GIalla
Appellation: Colli Orientali di Friuli
Country: Italy
Region: Friuli
Producer: La Viarte
Winemaker: Giulio Ceschin
Vineyard: 32 - 35 years, 1.39 ha
Soil: Eocene Marl and Sandstone
Aging: One month of bottle aging before release
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 13%

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About Friuli

map of Friuli

Friuli may be forever tied to its bland, acidic Pinot Grigios, which at one point saturated the export market, but a deeper look reveals a captivating array of unique grape-growing sites, distinctive indigenous varieties, and passionate small growers keen on preserving a rich tradition of winemaking.

Here in Italy’s northeast corner, the region is shared between the Julian Alps in the north and plains leading to the Adriatic Sea in the south, bound by the Veneto to the west and Slovenia to the east. While it is one of the wettest regions of Italy—and all of Europe, for that matter—Friuli benefits from the push-and-pull of cool air currents from the mountains meeting warmer breezes from the Adriatic. A crescent-shaped slice of foothills, where both play a role, tends to produce the region’s finest wines.

Nothing is more emblematic to Friulian wine than a crisp, peachy Ribolla Gialla served with thinly sliced prosciutto San Daniele, a local specialty. And yet, this only begins to tell the story: high-acid, mineral-driven whites from a number of local varieties including Tocai Friulano, Pinot Grigio, and Malvasia range from light and crisp to powerful and age-worthy, complementing Adriatic shellfish, hearty mountain cheeses, and everything in between. Native reds like Schioppettino, Terrano, and Refosco all have something unique to say, while there has even been significant success with French varieties like Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot, all long established in the region.

Friuli’s diversity is its strength, and it keeps us coming back for more. In fact, Kermit imported one of the region’s first organic growers toward the start of his career; our more recent collaboration with producers like Vignai da Duline is a testament to the enormous potential when devoted artisans put their hearts into Friuli’s fascinating terroir.

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When buying red Burgundy, I think we should remember:

1. Big wines do not age better than light wine.
2. A so-called great vintage at the outset does not guarantee a great vintage for the duration.
3. A so-called off vintage at the outset does not mean the wines do not have a brilliant future ahead of them.
4. Red Burgundy should not taste like Guigal Côte-Rôtie, even if most wine writers wish it would.
5. Don’t follow leaders; watch yer parking meters.

Inspiring Thirst, page 174

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