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RONCHI DI MANZANO   Ribolla Gialla  Friuli Colli Orientale 2017

Retail Price: $28

Value Rating: 3.2

Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: August 20, 2018
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DDWA Score: 89.5

Very Good Value

A delicious skin-ferment white wine, this spent 4 months on the skins, half the time fermenting. While it fits into the “orange wine” category by its ferment, the Ronchi di Manzano Ribolla Gialla is not orange. It’s a light lemony-yellow color with an ever-so-slight haze. Let’s get to the important stuff-smell and taste. Smoked whole Meyer lemons, crushed seashells, green apple peels, fresh pineapple, sea air. Yes, it’s fun AND tasty. The finish doesn’t let go: bold acidity, salty, creaminess…it’s tart and creamy at the same time.

I feel the need to give a food pairing with this wine, so here goes: when was the last time you made chicken piccata? It’s been a while for me. That’s the match – you MUST include thinly sliced lemons into the sauce for the perfect pairing. I’ll probably add some briny green olives, too.

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