The schioppettino grapes which make this Ribolla Nera grow in two one-hectare vineyards owned by Ronchi di Cialla. Cjastenet faces southwest at an altitude of 150-200 metres above sea level, whilst Puoje faces southeast and is located between 160 and 180 metres above sea level. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel at controlled temperatures and undergo malolactic fermentation, before 15-20% of the wine is matured in barrels for 12-18 months. The Ribolla Nera is then further refined in bottle for one year.
- Ronchi di Cialla
- Friuli Venezia-Giulia, Italy
Method & Production
A beautifully sleek, ruby red wine, this Ribolla Nera boasts fine aromas of red berries and a touch of spice with green and black pepper. On the palate, it is elegant and bright, slightly tannic with a long, satisfying finish.
Delicious with both red and white roasted meats and a great match with grilled tuna. It also works very well as an aperitif.