Citrus zest, fresh-pressed herbs, white wildflowers, sun-warmed stones and newly mown hay frame the zippy orchard and luscious stone fruits in this elegant '17 Ribolla Gialla. A perfect white for parties, appetizers, and casual seafood meals, this satiny Ribolla Gialla marries intensity with bright acidity, while subtle minerals linger on the clean finish. Deriving from vineyards with marly, sandstone-rich soils, grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages for eight months in stainless steel before bottling.
Family-owned-and-operated Fantinel has always had a commitment to Friuli, to its traditions, and especially to its wine. This commitment led the estate to found a satellite estate, La Roncaia, in 1998. Situated in the swirling hills of Nimis, in eastern Friuli, the La Roncaia estate explores Fantinel's dedication to the cultivation and vinification of the indigenous varietals of Friuli, as well as a few well-chosen international grapes. La Roncaia spans 54 choice acres in Colli Orientali del Friuli, a hilly region that offers multitudinous microclimates held within its small geographical limits. Alongside consulting winemaker Tibor Gal, La Roncaia's team works to match each grape to its ideal microclimate and terroir in order to craft wines that embody their land's rare terroir, their region's singular traditions, and their grapes' individual natures. La Roncaia is a boutique winery, where quality is emphasized over quantity, and its unique Friulian expressions--including its rare Pico
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