Johan Vineyards Ribolla Gialla Van Duzer Corridor 2019Regular price $39.00 Save $-39.00
A native grape to Friuli, in Northeastern Italy and a new addition to Johan. Grafted into the vineyard in 2017, this is the first release of this delightful wine. In the Van Duzer Corridor's wind swept microclimate, the vines produced fully ripe fruit at very low alcohol (sub 11% in this case). Fermented on skins for 30 days, then aged in barrel for one year. Despite the extended maceration, the wine does not present as dense or tannic. Instead, it is lively and fresh, with gorgeous aromatics of linden, cherry blossom and lime zest, met by and energetic, medium-bodied palate of preserved lemon, cumquat and chamomile tea.
[Kirk Sutherland, July 2021]