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Rocca Bernarda Ribolla Gialla
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Rocca Bernarda Ribolla Gialla 2017

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyThe Societá Agricola Vitivinicola Italiana (SAGRIVIT), manages a unique collection of ancient farming estates that boasts the most protracted heritage of agricultural production in Italy, as well as acting as one of the largest private agricultural entities. It includes fourteen historical farming estates and three wineries including Rocca Bernarda, in Friuli Colli Orientali. Rocca Bernarda has long been a point of reference in Friulan enology, one of the first wine estates, dating back to 1559, and today considered one of the finest in Friuli. The estate sits among spectacular terraced vineyards protected by the Julian Alps, and soils that mix sandstone and marl. It is bright and straight, allowing the purity of the ribolla gialla to shine. Fermented and aged in stainless for five months on the lees, this is crisp with yellow and green apples, lychee, lemon, fennel, and wet stone. There's a lovely white pepper rinse that refreshes the brisk finish and welcomes pouring another of this 13 degrees wine — great example of the grape, and place.Tasted: 17 July 2019Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 25.99 BCLS Producer: Rocca BernardaDistributors: Vino Allegro Wine Imports Inc.
Grape: Ribolla GiallaCSPC: 130661UPC: 8009924000822