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RIBOLLA GIALLA San Blas 2010

Wine Details
Vintage 2010
Wine White
Status DOC, inc VAT
Case £260.40
Bottle £21.70

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Valle, Friuli

Gosh this is good! Atypically aromatic for this varietal, with some coconut and melon fruit to balance the usual nutty, racy acidity. Three separate harvests were carried out to enhance complexity, and it has really paid off. As an introduction to this little known (and occasionally maligned) grape, you would be hard pressed to find a more exciting and flavourful example.

The Valle estate

One of the region's pioneers of cold fermentation techniques and the use of stainless steel vats to maintain the freshness of delicate white varietals, Gigi Valle is also a stalwart champion of indigenous local grapes like Ribolla Gialla, (Tocai) Friulano and Refosco. The winemaking here, overseen by Paolo, Gigi's son is a great testament to both innovation and tradition - put simply: Valle make old wines better.
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