Ribolla Gialla

 

Common synonyms: Avola, Ribollat, Ribuole, Gargania, Pignolo, Rabiola, Rabola, Rabolla, Rabolla Dzhalla di Rozatsio, Rabuele, Raibola, Rebolla, Rebula, Rebula Bela, Ribola Djiala, Ribolla, Ribolla bianca, Ribolla Dzhalla, Ribolla Gialla di Rosazz, Ribolla Gialla di Rosazzo, Ribollat, Riboule, Ribuela, Ribuele Zale, Ribula Zuta, Robola, Robolla

Parentage of the grape: Unknown

History of the grape: This ancient Friulian variety was first mentioned in a contract from 1289. In 1402, the local city of Udine prohibited the adulteration of Ribolla by any other grape variety. Boccaccio, the author of The Decameron, specifically mentioned the grape in his diatribe against the vice of gluttony. Unfortunately, this illustrious history was interrupted by the Phylloxera epidemic, after which many Friulian vineyards were replanted with international varieties instead of Ribolla. Today, planting this grape is a matter of identity: in Oslavia, it is an expression of Slavic heritage. It has also become Read more »

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  • Massican White Blend Napa Valley Annia 2009

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    Rich nose of white peaches and cherry blossom. Emollient and oily with a luscious richness.Has good acidity and minerality on the finish, so balances well. Stone fruits and some bay leaf notes on an oily, slightly chalky, finish Read More

    Wine review by Philip


  • Massican White Blend Napa Valley Annia 2009

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    Floral nose, with boiled chicken, parsley, and curry spices. The mouth is a bit metallic and minerally, with nice stone-fruit at the end. Read More

    Wine review by Chris Carpita


  • Planeta Cerasuolo di Vittir 2008

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    violets, rhubarb, cherry, cranberry, overall bright, red fruit aromas. the palate crushes with bing cherries, a little lighter with lingering red spices throughout Read More

    Wine review by Nicki Gig


  • Torre Passeri Nero D Avola Sicilia 2008

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    Better than average Nero Read More

    Wine review by SEA7


  • Matthiasson Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Massican White Blend Napa Valley Annia 2009

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    Light grapefruit and peach aromas. Very fresh acidity, lightly nutty and quite zesty with its refreshing minerality. Citrus freshness throughout this wonderful summer sipper. Great. Read More

    Wine review by mark


  • Many of you are familiar with Dan Petroski, Snooth regular and assistant ... ... Both of the blends include Ribolla Gialla, most commonly associated with Italy’s Friuli region, and his Annia also includes Tocai Friulano. Both of these are rare enough here in the States, so finding them together in a blend is a bit of a shocker. What is more sh... Read More

    From the article Massican's First Releases


  • Massican White Blend Napa Valley Annia 2009

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    This is beautifully aromatic with notes of almond, apple blossom, and even a touch of lavender all floating above the slightly chalky toned, yellow fruits. On the palate this possess a gorgeous freshness with brilliant, crisp, almost citrussy fruit with notes of pollen, honey, almond, and crab apple flowing across the palate. The backend picks u... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • A very dear friend of Snooth, Daniel Petroski, Assistant Winemaker at Larkmead, former Snooth blog contributor and regular on the site (friend him at: http://www.snooth.com/profiles/danpetroski/), has launched his own wine.With his permission, here's the announcement that he mailed out recently.I thought it might be of interest here.Philip~~~~~~... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Massican - Dan Petroski's new...


  • Villa Pozzi Nero d'Avola Sicilia IGT 2008

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    First week this wine hit the shelf 10 cases were sold.I find it to be well blended, smooth and balanced with nice fruit notes. Acidity and tannin to be level.I highly recommend to my customers over and over and they come back for more. Read More

    Wine review by flavorofthevine


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