Ribolla Rebula 2018
A tapestry of a wine delivering fresh and piquant attack with hints of flowers and spices. The textured palate starts off generous and sweet, then quickly tapers to a crunchy mid-palate, and finishes with a refreshing, lightly tannic tug. Salty orange rind, white pepper, ginger, citrus pith, frangipani, cherry, apricot and peach are underlined by a botanical quality. A wildly food-friendly wine, the food pairing options with this Rebula is endless. We suggest that you start your exploration with vegetable stir-fry, cauliflower gratin, ahi tuna ginger-miso sauce, or Thai curry.
Region: Goriška Brda (ZGP Brda), Slovenian side of Collio region
Vineyards: Java vineyard: Southwest exposure, 6000 plants/ ha; age of vineyard 15 - 25 years, Mono Guyot training system
Soil: Opoka soil (marl & lime stone)
Planting system: 2,3m x 0,7
Yield per hectare: 6000 kg
Harvest: Hand picked in last week of September and first week of October
Vinification process: Grapes are desteemed and put in vinificator with skins where the fermentation begins with indigenous yeasts. After 2 weeks of maceration, grapes are then pressed and racked into the barrique barrels.
Aging: Barrique (225 l French oak barrels) for 18 months. Bottling: April 2020
Finning: 4 months in bottles