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Gravner, Ribolla Gialla 2010
Ribolla Gialla 100%
Friuli Venezia Giulia
Gravner is the ultimate 'orange wine' producer, often emulated but rarely equalled. The power and structure (acidity and tannin) here are phenomenal and in many ways more like a red than a white. Typical vinification involves 5 months in amphorae that are buried below ground level followed by six years in large oak barrels. Filled with intriguing mineral notes of tobacco smoke and wet stone, a huge breadth of fruit (orange marmalade, apricots, lemon, apples, and pears), as well as floral and herbal nuances, this is an amazingly complex wine. Serve at roughly cellar temperature (like a light red) for an unforgettable experience.
Fermented in Georgian amphorae buried underground; long maceration with wild yeasts and no temperature control; after fermentation, the wine rests again in amphorae for five more months and then is aged in large oak barrels for an additional six years; bottled without fining or filtering.
The�Gravner�winery was established in 1996, and its owner � Jo�ko Gravner � claims that, while there are many ways to love land, this is the only way he knows how and, for him, it is a way of life. The vineyards of the domaine curl over the hills passing seamlessly across the border of Italy into the slopes of Slovenia.� Meticulously maintained, the rows of grapevines settle into terraces that are dotted throughout with trees and bodies of water designed to attract wildlife and assure biodiversity.� Gravner is steadily replanting to assure the primacy of the autochthonous grape varieties of Ribolla and Pignolo.� After determining that stainless steel was not a proper marriage for his wines in the 1990s, Josko Gravner decided to follow the ancient wine-producing techniques used in the Caucasus and has began fermenting his wines in huge amphorae buried in the ground in his cellars in 2001, with a full conversion for all wines as of 2004.� The whites, which make up about 85% of the estate�s production, spend about 10 months total in amphorae, with the reds a shorter 1 to 2 months.� He insists on aging his wines in large barrels for many years so release dates for most wines are from 7 to 10 years and more from the date of harvest.
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