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2013 La Castellada Ribolla Gialla

Friuli, Italy

100% Ribolla Gialla, a grape of uncertain origin, but grows exceptionally well in Friuli. This wine has been treated with the most incredible care and process in the cellar. Aged in Slovenian oak for 24 months and then a further 10 months in tank before bottling. We only have a handful of bottles of this impeccable wine. Incredibly bright, golden yellow with intense notes of balsamic herbs, sweet spices, and candied citrus. The palate has nutty tannins, bright acidity, and great balance; very enjoyable. Full bodied, rich and smooth.
Vendor
La Castellada
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  • ADDED SULPHITES (MG/L)
    Minimal
  • FILTERED
    No
  • FINED
    No
  • SKIN CONTACT
    Yes
  • VINEYARD HEALTH
    Organic
  • YEAST
    Wild
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Organic Wine Italian Wine Natural Wine Friuli
About the maker

In 1985, sons Giorgio and Nicolò of Giuseppe Bensa decided to turn their family vineyards and plot of land into an estate. The La Castellada wines are some of the finest skin contact white wines to come out of northern Italy.

Of the 10 hectares of vineyards that make up the estate, half are 45/55 years old and the other half are about 25 years old and has 5500/6000 plants per hectare with low yields, thus achieving optimal ripening and concentrations. This land, together with the cool and breezy air from the nearby Julian Alps and the Adriatic Sea, create a microclimate that makes it possible for the estate to work with natural methods to obtain complex, structured wines offering great territorial expression. It is impossible not to mention a vine that is closely linked to this area, the Ribolla Gialla. Of uncertain origin, but definitely amongst one of the oldest in the region, it was rediscovered by the local winemakers and has become an outstanding product which surprises thanks to the intensity of its aromas and flavours.
See the La Castellada collection here