Grape variety RIBOLLA GIALLA 100% (Native Variety)
Age of vines 30 years old
Vineyard aspects East & West facing / South
Vine cultivation system Guyot
Yield per hectare 70 q
Harvest period Late September
Grape provenance 100% Single Estate wine
Average annual quantity 13.000 (0,75 l)
Aging In stainless steel tanks for 7-12 months
Dati tecnici Acidity: 4.89 gr/l - Non-reducing extract: 19.90 gr/l
Evolutionary peak from Approx. 2 - 3 years after the harvest
Vineyard name Romain (Terraced hillsides)
Vineyard altitude130 m a.s.l.
Soil composition Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin ("ponca")
Vine density per hectare 5.500 vines per ha
Grape yield per plant Approx. 1.5 Kg.
Pest control Low environmental impact integrated pest management
Wine style Dry White
Vinification Soft pressing. The clarification by decantation is followed by the fermentation at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks.
Alcohol content 12.5% alc. by vol.
Serving temperature 12° C
Cellar Longevity Approx. 6 years after the harvest
Sensory profile Presaging its full body and intensity, the wine boasts an appearance of sun-ripe hay shot through with yellow-topaz. A first whiff reveals just-picked pear, apple, and apricot, where nectarine predominates, flanked by juicy yellow plum and wild pear. Heady, dense aromas slowly evolve into smoother, smoky-edged hints of rennet apple and cinnamon. The entry is classic Ribolla Gialla: tangy and crisp, with a clean, fresh minerality. Before reaching its heady, warmly-alcoholic mid-palate, the taster is uplifted by ultra-succulent apple and pear that both slake and stimulate the taste buds. Overall, it presents a succession of discrete sensory expressions, with supremely self-confident fruit eventually yielding to a clean, slightly bitterish finish.
Pairings The quintessential property of this varietal is to refresh and clean the palate when enjoying dishes that are fat-rich, sweet, and savoury, an ability that is perfectly embodied in this Rodaro 2018. Thus, it will be a superb complement to the entire range of antipasti, battered in particular, and with crudités. Its encounter with fish is sublime.
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