Ribolla 2018 Collio DOC
Monumental Ribolla, from the La Castellada winery.
Amber yellow in color with great intensity, citrusy aromas with notes of herbs, spices and candied fruit. The palate has bright but perfectly balanced acidity, thanks in part to the naturally occurring malolactic fermentation, full-bodied fine-grained tannins, notes of dried fruit including hazelnut.
Full-bodied rich and smooth, a ribolla that fully expresses the potential of this terroir.
Giuseppe Bensa and the origin of La Castellada
It was 1954 when Giuseppe Bensa returned to Oslavia after his period of emigration to Switzerland. With the money he earned he bought a vineyard and a small house that he turned into a tavern. In time, the proceeds from the business allowed him to buy more vineyards, so that by the end of the 1970s the estate covered 10 hectares of land.
Giorgio and Nicolò, Giuseppe's sons began at that time to follow the cellar and farm work, until they chose in 1985 to start bottling their own wine, sold before then only in bulk. Thus the farm "La Castellada" was born, where the traditional Collio Friulano wine has always been produced. Wines of great finesse and intensity, able to mature over time, children of a unique terroir.