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Ribolla Gialla - A grape variety full of character and elegance
Italy is famous for its diversity of grape varieties and wines. One of the fascinating Italian grape varieties that is attracting more and more attention is Ribolla Gialla. With its unique growing area, distinctive taste and typical characteristics, Ribolla Gialla has gained a firm place in the wine world. In this blog article we will take a closer look at this grape variety and explore its peculiarities.

The growing area
Ribolla Gialla has its roots in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeastern Italy. Here it thrives particularly well on the hills surrounding the towns of Gorizia and Udine. The continental climate with warm summers and cold winters creates ideal conditions for growing this grape variety. The soils in this region are calcareous and give the wine a particular minerality. The steep slopes also provide good drainage, which further improves the quality of the grapes.

The taste
Ribolla Gialla is known for its distinctive taste. The wines of this grape variety are characterized by their freshness, liveliness and finesse. As a rule, they are vinified dry and show a crisp acidity. The aromas range from citrus fruits such as lemon and grapefruit to green apples and exotic fruits such as pineapple and mango. Mineral notes reminiscent of wet stone are also typical. Ribolla Gialla wines have a good structure and an elegant finish, which may be accompanied by a slight bitter note.

The typical characteristics
One of the most remarkable characteristics of Ribolla Gialla is its versatility. It can be vinified as a single varietal wine as well as being used in cuvees. In some cases it is even used for sparkling wines or orange wines (white wines with longer maceration times). Its acidity and aromatic diversity make it a great companion for Mediterranean cuisine, especially seafood, fish dishes and fresh salads. As Ribolla Gialla matures, it develops additional complex flavors and an impressive shelf life.

Ribolla Gialla is undoubtedly one of the most fascinating Italian grape varieties. Its cultivation area in Friuli-Venezia Giulia gives the wines an unmistakable characteristic. The fresh acidity, the varied aromas and the elegant structure make it a remarkable wine for connoisseurs and gourmets. - Gerardo [TS06/23]

Ribolla Gialla Rebsorte

NameRibolla Gialla
CategoryGrape Variety
SynonymsAvola, Gargania, Garganja, Jarbola, Rabolla Dzhalla Di Rozatsio, Rabolla, Rabola, Ribuele Zale, Ribula Zuta, Ribuole, Raibola, Ribola Djiala, Ribolla Gialla, Ribollat, Ribolla Gialla Di Rosazz, Ribuela, Rabuele, Rabiola, Ribolla Gialla Di Rosazzo, Ribolla Dzhalla, Rebolla, Reboula Jaune, Robolla, Ribuele, Rébula, Ribolla, Ribolla Bianca, Rebula Bela, Rebula Rumena, Rebula Zuta