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Ribolla Gialla (Italy)

Ribolla Gialla is a white wine grape from the region of Friuli (Italy).

It is also popular in Slovenia, where it is called Rebula.

Typical Flavors


Citrus
Citrus
Apple
Apple
Peach
Peach
Nectarine
Nectarine

Roses
Roses
Thyme
Thyme
Almonds
Almonds
Minerals
Minerals

Citrus, Apple, and Stone Fruit are typical Ribolla Gialla flavors.

With hints of Flowers, Herbs, and Bitter or Saline Minerality.

Profile

Ribolla Gialla is fruity, acidic and floral:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium - High
ACIDITYHigh
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Aperitif
Aperitif
Salads
Salads
Vinegar
Vinegar
Tapas
Tapas

Oysters
Oysters
Shrimps
Shrimps
Crab
Seafood
Salmon
Sushi

Fish
Fish
Chips
Chips
Chicken
Chicken
Ham
Ham

Ribolla is a great food wine. Acidity and saline bitterness are perfect palate cleansers.

It works well with most seafood and lime based white meat.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Bright Vinaigrettes.
Green Salads. Olives. Tapas.
Oysters in Garlic (and Lime).
Mussels. Clams (in Chili).
Sushi. Sashimi. Smoked Salmon.
Grilled Seafood. Crab. Lobster.
Fried Fish. Fish and Chips. Fish Tacos.
Lemon Chicken. Lemon Veal.

Cheese:
Goat Cheese. Mature Cheese. Smoked Cheese.

Italian Specialities:
Spaghetti alle Vongole (Clams)
Prosciutto di Cormons (Light Smoked Ham)
Lemon Caper Veal Piccata

Ribolla Styles

Ribolla grapes are vinified in 4 different styles:

Young and dry Ribolla wines are snappy, with balanced flavours of lemon, grapefruit, and Stone Fruit with a saline edge.

Oaked Ribolla wines are excellent wines with a golden full body, minerally and always vibrant.

The Orange wine is often long fermented along with the skins.

About Ribolla Gialla

Ribolla literally means "re-boiled". Before modern temperature-controlled techniques were used, the high quantity of malic acid often made the must boil again.

Ribolla Gialla is native of the Friuli Region in North Italy, by the border of Slovenia.

Ribolla Gialla DOC(G)

Best known DOCs:

If You Like Ribolla

You May Also Like:

Assyrtiko (Greece)
Gavi (Italy)
Grechetto (Italy)
Greco di Tufo (Italy)
Orvieto (Italy)
Pinot Bianco (Italy)
Piquepoul (France)
Silvaner (France)
Riesling Dry (Germany)
Weissburgunder (Germany)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.

A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.

Remember to hold the glass by the stem!

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