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Castello di Buttrio Friuli Colli Orientali Ribolla Gialla 2020

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Castello di Buttrio Friuli Colli Orientali Ribolla Gialla 2020

  • Grapes Ribolla Gialla 100%
  • Country Italy
  • Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia Colli Orientali del Friuli
  • Abv 12.5 %
  • Contains sulphites Yes
  • Organic No
  • Vegan Yes
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Donato Lanati
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • Vibrant and characteristically fresh, this Ribolla Gialla offers marked minerality complementing citrussy notes through to a stylish finish.

The Castello di Buttrio vineyard is situated on the hillside slopes at 142 metres above sea level, which ensures excellent air circulation to keep the vines healthy. The Guyot trained Ribolla Gialla vines range from 10 to 60 years in age and are planted in terraces to improve vineyard management. The soils are made up of layers of marl and sandstone of Eocene origin, known locally in Friulian, which contains marine fossils originating from the bottom of what is now the Adriatic Sea. This soil produces textured and concentrated wines which are balanced by cutting acidity, thanks to the soil high pH and cool temperature. The vines are cultivated using integrated agricultural methods, with low environmental impact to protect the land, encourage biodiversity and allow the grapes to express the terroir. The ideal diurnal temperature range at harvest time enables the grapes to reach optimal ripeness, with lovely balance between sugar, acidity and aromatic ripeness - at which point the fruit is carefully harvested by hand.

Castello di Buttrio is located in Fruili Colli Orientali, and has been home to five generations of winemakers. In 1994, local legend Marco Felluga purchased the property and began the restoration of the castle and the historic vineyards, a project which is being carried on with dedication and determination by his daughter Alessandra and his granddaughters. Surrounding the castle, the vines cover 10 hectares and are immaculately laid out along the hillside amphitheatres, which frame the undulating hills. The estate comprises parcels of old vines, dating back to the 1930s, 1940s and the early 1950s, which are planted with indigenous varietals, representing the historical traditions of Fruili and the heritage of the estate. Blending tradition with innovation, Alessandra produces stunningly, modern and authentic wines which are exquisitely packaged and offer a taste of this spectacular estate. 

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