Ribolla Venezia Giulia IGT “Anfora” 2010
Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italia
This nectar is a 100% Ribolla Gialla. The grapes fermented in Georgian amphorae (qvevri) buried underground with wild yeast and no temperature control. After the pressing, the divine nectar is poured back into the amphorae for at least five months. Then it ages in large oak barrels for six years. Almost seven year after the harvest, the wine is bottled without clarification and without filtration. Salute!
The wine has a charming and lively amber color. The intensity is medium. There are traces of sediments already at half bottle.
The aroma intensity is medium. There are hints of dried flowers, wax, hay. After swirling the glass, light notes of dried apricot, cinnamon come out followed by the fragrance of the almond.
In the mouth, the wine is dry with a medium high level of acidity. The alcohol is high (i.e. 14 %), but perfectly tamely. The flavor intensity is medium plus, with again hints of dry flower, wax, dried fruits and hay dominating the aromatic palette. Notes of medicinal and resinous give a bit of vivacity. The lasting is medium plus.
Hoping not to commit treason, but I am quite disappointed with this nectar. Probably my expectations were too high, probably I have been bewitched by the used ancestral wine making technique,… (and by its price), but eventually I have tasted a quite normal wine. I enjoy its elegant and charming tertiary aromas, but they lack of intensity, almost as they were tired. For me, it is not worth the price, unless you suffer from small penis syndrome.
Final vote: 88
Price: 65,00 € on tannico.it