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Movia Ribolla Gialla 2007

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Waxy, leesy and woodsy on the nose, a bit monolithic and dull. Sweetly fruited in the mouth with a round soft feel and little follow through. 85pts

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Movia:
Movia wine estate has been in the Kristančič family since 1820. The main part of the business is based out of Ceglo, with vineyards straddling the territory between Slovenia (ZGP Brda) and Italy (DOC Collio). For this reason, Movia wines use grapes and techniques sourced from both countries, reflecting the best of their terroir and traditions. Their younger wines are found in the Vila Marija... Read more
Movia wine estate has been in the Kristančič family since 1820. The main part of the business is based out of Ceglo, with vineyards straddling the territory between Slovenia (ZGP Brda) and Italy (DOC Collio). For this reason, Movia wines use grapes and techniques sourced from both countries, reflecting the best of their terroir and traditions. Their younger wines are found in the Vila Marija range, while older wines are found in the black label Movia range, which also includes dessert styles. In addition, they produce sparkling wines and grappa.  Read less

Editorial Reviews for Movia Ribolla Gialla

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.00 5
08/03/2009

Waxy, leesy and woodsy on the nose, a bit monolithic and dull. Sweetly fruited in the mouth with a round soft feel and little follow through. 85pts


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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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2.00 5
01/30/2012

Super tart and had huge acid. This one wasn't for me. - WS Grand Tour 2011


External Reviews for Movia Ribolla Gialla

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
02/06/2010

Barely touched during production, the bottling date is determined by the lunar cycle seven months after being put in barrel. This 100% Ribolla shows dried herbs and spices with a nice acidity at the end. Unique, delicious and could benefit from a decanting.


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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
05/19/2010

This unfiltered white is made in Slovenia, from Ribolla Gialla fruit grown both in Italy and in Slovenia. Plump with quince, pears, and honey, this is a dry wine that drinks well today, but we're certain it will benefit from a few years of aging.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Attention red wine drinkers: have you ever wished white wines could be more like reds? When youandrsquo;re forced to drink white, do you ever wish it had texture, more flavors on the nose, more complexity, maybe a little tannin -andmdash;in other words, a red wine disguised as a white? If you can sympathize with this feeling, you need to try this white from Movia andmdash; a 300-year-old winemaking estate that has recently emerged on the international scene as one of Europeandrsquo;s most cutting-edge Biodynamic wineries. Movia, which is located in Slovenia but has vineyards which cross the border into the Italian region of Friuli, has created a white wine for red drinkers. Ribolla is one of Friuliandrsquo;s oldest indigenous grape varieties and will thrill lovers of Tocai Friuliano and Soave. Extended skin contact, aging in traditional Slovenian oak casks and barriques, two years on the lees, biodynamic process such as natural yeast fermentation, and the uniquely full-bodied character of Ribolla make this wine feel like an old red. For the wine geek looking for something completely offbeat, with a yen for earthy, big-bear-hug-of-tannin Italians, this is a must-try. A simply groundbreaking wine.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"This Rebula was aged for 8 months in French oak


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
02/18/2015

Attention red wine drinkers: have you ever wished white wines could be more like reds? When you’re forced to drink white, do you ever wish it had texture, more flavors on the nose, more complexity, maybe a little tannin -—in other words, a red wine disguised as a white? If you can sympathize with this feeling, you need to try this white from Movia — a 300-year-old winemaking estate that has recently emerged on the international scene as one of Europe’s most cutting-edge Biodynamic wineries. Movia, which is located in Slovenia but has vineyards which cross the border into the Italian region of Friuli, has created a white wine for red drinkers. Ribolla is one of Friuli’s oldest indigenous grape varieties and will thrill lovers of Tocai Friuliano and Soave. Extended skin contact, aging in traditional Slovenian oak casks and barriques, two years on the lees, biodynamic process such as natural yeast fermentation, and the uniquely full-bodied character of Ribolla make this wine feel like an old red. For the wine geek looking for something completely offbeat, with a yen for earthy, big-bear-hug-of-tannin Italians, this is a must-try. A simply groundbreaking wine.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Toffee and apple tart character, with a hint of caramel. Full-bodied and long, showing lots of fruit, with caramel, dried pineapple and apple toffee pie, along with almond tart. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Fresh, complex and airy, this traces a straight line down the palate while its sweet tropical citrus flavors expand. Full-on spice brightens the fleshy lime and orange finish, with cider-like acidity bringing flavor up from under the tongue. A great match for sushi, particularly belly tuna.



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