Movia

Rebula Ribolla Gialla

9.04 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
Goriška Brda, Primorje, Slovenia
Ribolla Gialla
Top Notes For
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.0

Delicious (slightly) orange wine

Delicious (slightly) orange wine

Jun 23rd, 2023
Anastassia Laskey

So stanky neutral, I’m obsessed! Try breathing through your nose after swallowing a sip. Def wishing I had some manchego or Gouda and apples to go with this…. Also, first orange wine I like!

So stanky neutral, I’m obsessed! Try breathing through your nose after swallowing a sip. Def wishing I had some manchego or Gouda and apples to go with this…. Also, first orange wine I like!

Mar 18th, 2023
Vanessa

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love orange wine!

More precisely stated: I love white wines made with extended skin contact, because the orange hue derives from a maceration with, and extraction of color compounds from, the skins of the white grape.

I also have a soft spot in my heart for Slovenian examples such as this one, made from 100% Rebula, a white grape variety planted widely in Friuli, Italy, where it’s known as Ribolla Gialla (or simply Ribolla), and neighboring Goriška Brda, Slovenia, where it’s known as Rebula, hence the Rebula-Ribolla naming on the label.

The aromatics, texture, and body are distinctly present and expressive. This winemaking method (extended skin contact for white wine) harks back to ancient times where winemakers in some of the oldest-known winegrowing regions (such as current-day Georgia) made amber wines by burying the grape must (skins included) underground in clay-based vessels called qvevri, which kept the liquid cool, preventing it from spoilage. The vessels were subsequently dug up following fermentation and/or maturation to reveal this precious amber liquid.

Sipping these wines offers a sensory window into another time, place, and tradition, not to mention they’re delicious and can be a versatile culinary partner.

This wine has an amber hue, with a mild haze. It is dry, with medium acidity, a medium body, a round mouthfeel, and medium (+) aromas and flavors of ripe peach, apricot marmalade, orange peel, grapefruit peel, quince, baked apple, hibiscus, elderflower, white blossom, hazelnut, and wet stone.

It is floral, citrusy, layered, and complex. It is delightful and could stand up well to a variety of different spices and flavors in food.

The world of orange wines is one worth exploring. These wines are often made using traditional and/or low intervention winemaking practices. Cheers!

Movia, Rebula-Ribolla, Goriška Brda (ZGP Brda), Vintage 2019, ABV 13%.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love orange wine!

More precisely stated: I love white wines made with extended skin contact, because the orange hue derives from a maceration with, and extraction of color compounds from, the skins of the white grape.

I also have a soft spot in my heart for Slovenian examples such as this one, made from 100% Rebula, a white grape variety planted widely in Friuli, Italy, where it’s known as Ribolla Gialla (or simply Ribolla), and neighboring Goriška Brda, Slovenia, where it’s known as Rebula, hence the Rebula-Ribolla naming on the label.

The aromatics, texture, and body are distinctly present and expressive. This winemaking method (extended skin contact for white wine) harks back to ancient times where winemakers in some of the oldest-known winegrowing regions (such as current-day Georgia) made amber wines by burying the grape must (skins included) underground in clay-based vessels called qvevri, which kept the liquid cool, preventing it from spoilage. The vessels were subsequently dug up following fermentation and/or maturation to reveal this precious amber liquid.

Sipping these wines offers a sensory window into another time, place, and tradition, not to mention they’re delicious and can be a versatile culinary partner.

This wine has an amber hue, with a mild haze. It is dry, with medium acidity, a medium body, a round mouthfeel, and medium (+) aromas and flavors of ripe peach, apricot marmalade, orange peel, grapefruit peel, quince, baked apple, hibiscus, elderflower, white blossom, hazelnut, and wet stone.

It is floral, citrusy, layered, and complex. It is delightful and could stand up well to a variety of different spices and flavors in food.

The world of orange wines is one worth exploring. These wines are often made using traditional and/or low intervention winemaking practices. Cheers!

Movia, Rebula-Ribolla, Goriška Brda (ZGP Brda), Vintage 2019, ABV 13%.

Mar 7th, 2022
Alberto Cdm

Alberto had this 2 years ago

Alberto had this 2 years ago

Dec 25th, 2021
Kyle VanDevender

Kyle had this 2 years ago

Kyle had this 2 years ago

Feb 8th, 2022