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Ribolla Gialla

Ribolla Gialla is an ancient white grape variety mainly grown in Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy but believed to be orginated from Dalmatian islands in Croatia, and imported to Friuli by Venetian merchants.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Ribolla Gialla’s thick-skinned berries can vary in colour from yellow to green, with some wines exhibiting a slight pinkish hue. On the nose, it has a range of aromas, such as green apples, citrus, pear and a hint of herbs. Its taste profile is characterised by its bright acidity, with notes of apples, lemons, white flowers and a mineral finish.

Fresh Ribolla Gialla grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Ribolla Gialla is mainly grown in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeastern Italy, with smaller plantings in Slovenia and Austria. It is a well-suited variety for the cool climate of the region, producing high yields of good quality fruit. Ribolla Gialla is easy to cultivate, and can handle cooler climates, making it a good choice for the Friuli region. It is a vigorous variety, producing high yields of fruit, which can be difficult to control. It prefers the hilly vineyard sites, which give the wine more freshness and delicate notes. Ribolla Gialla is used to make sparkling wine with Charmat method, thanks to its natural high acidity. Ribolla Gialla is used to produce wines of various styles, ranging from dry and still, to sparkling and sweet. The dry, still wines are crisp and acidic, with notes of green apples and citrus, and a herbaceous finish. In recent decades, local winemakers tend to make long macerated Ribolla Gialla wines, some with the aging process in terracotta amphoras. This method, used in centuries ago before the application of modern winemaking techniques, results in rich, full bodied, slightly tannic and oxidative style. Ribolla Gialla pairs well with a variety of dishes, from light seafood dishes to richer meat dishes.

Foods to pair with Ribolla Gialla:

Asian food
Fish
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Ribolla Gialla
Ribolla Gialla is one of the oldest grape varieties in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. It was first documented in 1397, in the writings of Italian poet Giovanni Boccaccio.

Top Wines with Ribolla Gialla

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Jermann Vintage Tunina

Jermann

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Jermann Vintage Tunina is a premium white wine produced by the renowned Italian winery, Jermann. This wine is made from a blend of five grape varieties, including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia Istriana, and Picolit. The grapes are sourced from the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region, known for its ideal vineyard features such as the hilly terrain, cool climate, and mineral-rich soil. The winemaking process involves a combination of stainless steel and oak barrel fermentation, followed by aging in oak barrels for several months. The resulting wine is a complex and elegant blend, with notes of tropical fruit, citrus, and honey, and a rich, full-bodied texture. Jermann Vintage Tunina is a perfect choice for wine enthusiasts looking for a high-quality, unique white wine with a distinct Italian character.
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Seafood
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Fantinel Ribolla Gialla Brut

Fantinel

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Fantinel Ribolla Gialla Brut is a sparkling wine hailing from the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in Italy, crafted with the Martinotti Method or Charmat, highlighting the zesty freshness characteristic of Ribolla Gialla grapes. Sourced exclusively from the Tauriano Estate in Pordenone, it boasts a regional identity, offering subtle floral notes, delicate fruity aromas, and hints of saline and mineral undertones. Ideal for aperitifs or pairing with light seafood starters, this sparkling wine reflects the terroir of the area.
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Chicken
Pork
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Croquette
Shellfish
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Jermann Vinnae (Servus Cella) Ribolla Gialla

Jermann

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Jermann Vinnae (Servus Cella) Ribolla Gialla is a white wine produced by the renowned Jermann winery in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. The wine is made primarily from the Italian native Ribolla Gialla grape variety, which is grown in the vineyards surrounding the ancient Roman cellars of the winery. The winemaking process involves minimizing oxygen contact to preserve the fruit profile of the variety. The style of the wine is crisp and refreshing, with notes of citrus, white flowers, and minerality. Overall, Jermann Vinnae (Servus Cella) Ribolla Gialla is a must-try for anyone looking for a refreshing white wine with a difference.
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Gravner Ribolla Gialla Natural

Gravner

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Gravner Ribolla Gialla is a highly sought-after wine produced by the renowned winemaker Josko Gravner in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy. The wine is made from the Ribolla Gialla grape variety, which is grown in Gravner's biodynamic vineyards that are characterized by their unique soil composition and microclimate. Gravner's winemaking process involves extended maceration and fermentation in clay amphorae, followed by aging in oak barrels for several years. This results in a wine with a deep golden color, complex aromas of dried fruits, honey, and spices, and a rich, full-bodied palate with a long, mineral finish. Gravner Ribolla Gialla is a wine that showcases the unique terroir of the region and the winemaker's commitment to traditional winemaking techniques.
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Pork
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Duck And Goose
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Damijan Podversic Ribolla Gialla Natural

Damijan Podversic

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Damijan Podversic Ribolla Gialla is a captivating white wine that showcases the expertise of its producer. Hailing from the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in Italy, this wine is made from the Ribolla Gialla grape variety. The vineyard where the grapes are grown boasts unique features, such as limestone-rich soil and a favorable microclimate. The winemaking process involves extended skin maceration, resulting in a wine with a deep golden hue and complex flavors. This wine is known for its distinctive style, characterized by a harmonious balance of acidity, minerality, and a rich texture. It is a true gem for wine enthusiasts seeking a unique and memorable experience.
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Cheese
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