Collavini Ribolla Gialla Venezie Giulia IGT 2018
The Collio region, a strip of hills against the Slovenian border, was only reunited with Italy after The First World War. This region is reputed to have one of Europe's most privileged micro-climates for white wines which dominate the region, while the red wines are also noted for their appeal. Collio wines are rather more intense than the wines from Friuli and have impressive richness and length. Founded by Eugenio Collavini in 1896, this family owned house is now run by Manlio Collavini together with his three sons. Located in Udine, they were among the first to vinify Ribolla Gialla (an ancient local variety) and to implement new winemaking technologies. Collavini prides itself on its clean, modern style wines while still retaining the traditions and grape varieties native to this area. Collavini's "Broy" is a multiple Tre Bicchieri winner and is recognised as one of Italy's top white wines.
100% Ribolla Gialla from 20 yar old vines. Maceration on the skins in the press overnight at a tempwrature of 12C followed by temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Maturation and ageing in stainless steel tanks until the following summer
Cordon spur and Guyot
A medium bodied wine that is distinctive, dry and lemony with soft floral aromas from forest plants such as acacia, oak and birch.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Collavini Ribolla Gialla is best served chilled to accompany starters, soups, fish casseroles and shell fish.
Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Friuli Venezia Giula / Colli Orientali dei Fruili DOC