2014 Ribolla Gialla — The Hamptons, Long Island

We are very excited to offer you a new vintage of Ribolla Gialla! Ribolla Gialla is an ancient white grape variety most often found in Friuli-Venezia Giulia. This delicate, floral, high-acid white grape has documentation back to the 13th century in Friuli. Known as Rebula in Slovenia and Robola in Greece, this variety has been celebrated for hundreds of years. Very little is grown in the United States... with most of the bottlings originating from George Vare's Vineyard in California. We grow a small plot here on our farm in the Scuttlehole and Brick Kiln vineyards. This is a small production wine, there are only 132 cases and this Ribolla has a great deal of charm and personality, so it likely won't stick around. Our 2014 Ribolla is an aromatic and textural delight. Hand-harvested and fermented on its skins -- (for 19 days) like a red wine -- this wine displays a polished golden color and offers aromas and flavors of yellow peaches, lemon curd, apricots, yellow plums, apple skin, white flowers and salty minerals. There is a bit of grip and the wine offers great balance of fruit, light skin tannins, zippy acidity and moderate 12% alcohol, which makes this wine amazingly spry on its feet for all the complexity. Our 2014 Ribolla Gialla spent about 10 months in neutral oak and stainless steel barrels. This wine offers boundless opportunities at the table from local fish and shellfish to fall veggies including squash, parsnips, cauliflower and pumpkin to lighter white meats like pork and veal. Journey and explore with this wine... it is fun, delicious and a little bit like Jazz. 132 cases produced. 6 bottles max per customer.