Our Ribolla, from middle-aged andold vines, is slightly yellow, with gold accents; the bouquet is soft with notes of lemon, green apple, citrus, and grapefruit. The harmony of acids, full body, and distinct minerality perfects the palate.
Wine Spectator 87 points - The flavors of poached apricot and apple are accented by hints of salted butter, honeycomb and almond skin in this dry white, framed by sharp acidity. Moderate finish. Drink now through 2016. 600 cases made.-AN
(Jun 15 2014)
Ribolla is the most typical white wine in Brda (the westernmost region of Slovenia) and Collio (the northernmost region of Italy). It is one of the most ancient grape varieties in the area, grown here since the time of the Roman Empire. This Ribolla is produced in the heart of Brda where the grape expresses its fullest potential.
|Pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes, including asparagus, white meat, seafood, pasta, pork, and fish.
|The Bastianich winery, founded in 1997, strives to understand the history and culture of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and take it to a new level. Restaurateur Joseph Bastianich with his mother, the renowned chef Lidia Bastianich, bought a vineyard in Buttrio, a town in the Colli Orientali DOC. The family is very precise in their winemaking, controlling yields so that each individual vine produces one bottle of wine. They employ traditional manual
methods in the vineyard and create wines that express the character of the land.