2018 Ribolla Gialla
Ribolla Gialla is a new grape in the Johan Vineyards repertoire. We grafted this variety into our vineyard in 2017, along with a few other experimental varieties. It's a native grape championed in Northern Italy, namely Fruili. The grape has a distinctly unique and exciting expression of the Van Duzer Corridor AVA. It produces lower alcohols, fine tannins, and lively aromatics evocative of cherry blossoms. We fermented our limited harvest on it's skins for 30 days, then barrel-aged for a year before bottling unfined or filtered. It is animated and exotic wine, which effortlessly captured our hearts.