2017 Ronchi di Cialla Ribolla Gialla - Colli Orientali del Friuli, Italy
The cool climate of Friuli in Northeastern Italy, nestled between the base of the Alps and the Adriatic, just a stone’s throw from Slovenia, is the mecca for lovers of crisp, zippy, mineral-driven whites. Ribolla Gialla, an indigenous varietal to this region, stands out as the most unique and highly-coveted of the local gems. The Ronchi di Cialla is vinified and aged in stainless steel to preserve the purity and freshness of the fruit. It’s clean and crisp with distinctive minerality, as well as subtle floral and perfume notes. Pairs wonderfully with fresh water fish or a creamy vegetable soup like cauliflower or squash!