Ribolla Venezia-Giulia 2014
Brightly golden, burnished brass in hue, with a fragrant supernova of heather, milled white pepper, fennel seed and crushed pine aromatics exploding from the glass. Firm and chalky in texture on the palate, layering sleek acidity with flavors of dried raspberry and white cherry, iodine, almond skin, chopped rosemary and iron that slowly expand through the long, concentrated finish. Distinctive, this is a gorgeous example of skin-contact wine. Drink now through 2029.
Josko Gravner has radically transformed the way we think about wine. Since its beginnings in the early 80s in steel tanks to the ageing in big oak barrels in the 90s up to the fermentation in Georgian amphorae since 2001 and progressive exclusive cultivation to native varieties Ribolla and Pignolo.