Ronchi di Cialla Friulano, 2015

Ronchi di Cialla Friulano, 2015

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As much viticultural curators as vignerons in their own right, the Rapuzzi family has perhaps done more than anyone else in Friuli-Venezia Giulia or beyond to restore the prestige of the Cialla appellation and save autochthonous varieties such as Refosco, Schioppettino, Pignolo, and Friulano from abandonment and extinction. Purchasing tiny plots of these endangered indigenous varieties from local growers in the 1970s, the Rapuzzis undertook the monumental task of restoring the vines and the appellation in tandem. Decades later, they continue to be standardbearers for the cultivation and appreciation of Cialla’s rich native oenological tradition.

100% estate-grown Friulano sourced from the Lonzano Vineyard in Dolegna del Collio. Fermented in stainless, aged on lees for 3 months with weekly battonage. Green and yellow apple, pear, fresh white flowers recalling apple blossom. Vibrant acidity balances a surprisingly round mouthfeel. Long finish. Drink now-2020.

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