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Rebula

The history of Ribolla

Ribolla is one of the Western European grape varieties. It originates in Greece and it came to Slovenia through Italy, where it was first mentioned in the 14th century. It thrived in the hilly landscape. Its wood was reddish and its wine had more sediment. it is believed that it is an ancestor of today's Ribolla. Medieval records from 1256 mention that the territory of Goriška Brda already had this type of Ribolla variety planted in its vineyards.

Ribolla grapes

Ribolla has elongated grapes with rather tight bunches. Grape stalk is short. Berries are medium sized, round and yellowish with thick skin. Ribolla is a grape variety with medium grape density, with mid to late season ripening and regular and high yielding.

Rebula

The wine is crystalline with golden yellow colour . The bouquet is dominated by the vanilla notes and the fruity notes of white peach and grapes. The fruitiness, specially the taste of the grapes persist in the mouth and its minerality is perceived. The finish is long and intense. It's full-bodied, so it's a perfect match for structured dishes, such as white meat and vegetables.

Rebula 2012

Grape variety: 100% Ribolla
 
Vineyards/Sites: Belo-vrh, Neblo-vrh
 
Harvest: manual, late September, early October
 
Vinification: maceration - 30 days in 2.400 l conoidal oak barells (French oak)
 
Ageing/maturing : 12 months in 225 l oak barrels (French oak) and 4 months in bottles
 
Alcohol content: 13,0 %
 
Total acidity: 4,8g / l
 
Average vine age: 30 years
 
Exposure: south
 
Density of vines per hectare: 4.000-5.000
 
Altitude: 200-250m
 
Vine training: double Guyot
 
Soil type: slate ("opoka")
 
Yield per hectare: 3.500-3.800 l
 
Quantity of bottles produced: 6.500
 
Bottle capacity: 0,75l, 1,5l, 3,0l
 
Recommended serving temperature: 10-15°C
 
Ageing potential: 5-10 years and more