This is made from the Ribolla Gialla grape in Slovenia. It is fermented on its skins and matured for four years in Acacia barrels. Deep amber in color, clear and bright. The nose is tight but with coaxing shows orange peel, and slight cinnamon. Medium bodied. Dry. Lovely seamless texture. On the palate, white raisins, slight wax, slight honey but no fruit. Moderate acidity. Medium finish. An interesting wine that benefits from food. This wine is 16 years from vintage but it does not seem old or past, just different. It will work better with salty foods or perhaps shellfish.
This was stood upright for a couple of weeks. There is a ton of sediment, so it was decanted. I have liked this wine on many occasions. It is an oddball white from the border of northeast Italy and Slovenia. This is Robolla Gialla grapes fermented on its skins. And, this was disappointing. It was ahrd to pinpoint what was going on, but this seemed a bit lifeless. That is the opposite of what this wine has offered in the past. Going back to it after a few hours, there had been no change. Of course, it possible it's too old, but that should not be the case. It's possible it was an o
Medium golden in color. Really interesting nose. Slight bitter almonds, a bit of dried peach, wax and sight oxidation. On the palate, this is just a bit oxidized yet also has a very nice freshness to it. Minerals, slight peach and dried peach. Complex. Tightly layered. Nice backbone of acidity. Good finish. Would work with lighter foods and cheeses. Not something to drink all the time but once in a while, this is a real treat.