Fantinel Sant'Helena 2017 Ribolla Gialla Venezia Giulia
It has taken over three generations and forty years to transform a small cellar into a leading Friuli winery. It is now the biggest winery in Friuli. Their Sain'Helena's Ribolla Gialla wines merge historical tradition with innovative modern technology and practices. The family estate has 300 hectares of very prized vineyards in the Collio, Grave, and Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC zones. The Ribolla Gialla grapes were cold fermented in stainless steel with some maceration on the skins.
This particular wine is made from 100% Ribolla Gialla, common in this part of Friuli. An ideal pairing with shellfish and seafood, there are aromas and flavors of green apples, lemons and tangerines, and fresh herbs, thyme especially with a nutty almond finish.