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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