Ribolla Nera 2015 Ronchi di Cialla

100% Schioppettino grape variety - A beautifully sleek, ruby red wine, this Ribolla Nera boasts fine aromas of red berries and a touch of spice with green and black pepper.

The schioppettino grapes which make this Ribolla Nera grow in two one-hectare vineyards owned by Ronchi di Cialla.  The grapes are fermented in stainless steel at controlled temperatures and undergo malolactic fermentation, before 15-20% of the wine is matured in barrels for 12-18 months. The Ribolla Nera is then further refined in bottle for one year.

Ronchi di Cialla is an historical Friulian Estate and it is strictly a family business who work only with indigenous varieties, such as Ribolla, Refosco, Schioppettino, Verduzzo and Picolit that in the Cru' Cialla find the perfect environment. The estate consists of 28 hectares. After 40 years Ronchi di Cialla has a well established reputation on the market as a producer of some of the finest age-worthy wines of Friuli.
The estate is certified as "biodiversity friendly" by the World Biodiversity Association, meaning they are commited to a progressive increase in biological diversity; conservation by continually using natural practices and farming with minimal interference where possible.