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Poggiobello Ribolla Gialla Friuli colli Orientali 2013

Synopsis, Our Opinion: An excellent Italian white wine that’s a great value.

Producer/Winery: Azienda Agricola Poggiobello; Oleis di Manzano , Italy.

Grape Variety: Ribolla Gialla (a native vine from Friuli).

Geographic Appellation: Colli Orientali; Friuli, Italy.

Vintage: 2013

Price: $14.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Thai chicken with peanut sauce, brown rice and steamed broccoli.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, dark golden color. Musty, yeasty, ripe apple and hints of citrus aromas. Smooth with bright acidity; concentrated ripe apple and lemon flavors. Slightly tart and citrus finish that ends with a strong apple taste and an underlying minerality. Soft, delicious and cooling with the mild Thai dinner and excellent drinking without food after the meal. An excellent Italian white wine that’s a great value.

    She said: Clear, medium golden yellow color. Think smooth, that’s the essence of this wine. A mild floral aroma lead to a flavorful taste that transformed into a long etheral finish full of fruit flavors. The transition from scent to finish was smooth, dry and fruity making it an excellent pairing with the dinner. A wonderful bargain wine at $14.40.

South facing Poggiobello vineyards in Friuli, Italy

Comments: Learn more about Poggiobello and their wines.

Alcohol Content: 13%

Closure: Cork

UPC Code: 8 001514 700440

Imported by: Montcalm Wine; New York, New York.

Photo from Poggiobello.