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Francesco Gravner Ribolla Gialla Anfora 2005


SKU 13815


You’ve often heard of the Holy Grail of white wine: the white that drinks like a red. This is it. Powerful, structured, fantastically layered and replete with the kind of velvetiness you expect from a Barolo, the ’05 Ribolla is nothing short of an epiphanic experience. This orange wine is best served like a red and enjoyed with hearty fare. Trust us, its palate of honeyed apricots and peaches, warm spices, and savory caramel will stand up to it. Drinking to the end of the decade, fantastically.
Category White Wine
Country Italy
Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Brand Francesco Gravner
Alcohol/vol 12%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 2005 Ribolla Gialla Anfora is what Barolo might taste like if Nebbiolo were a white grape. A gorgeous, powerful core of fruit sits on a frame of gripping, yet beautifully integrated tannins. The Ribolla possesses more weight and richness than the Breg, if slightly less aromatic complexity. It is an ideal wine to pair with rich winter stews. I am amazed at how well this wine has come together over the last year. It is another gem from Gravner. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2020.

Antonio Galloni, February 2011
  • ws90

Wine SpectatorGold-colored, with loads of ripe fruit and honey undertones. Full-bodied, with dried apricot and peach, meringue and dried coconut. Turns a little herbal. Fascinating. Made in amphora. Drink now. 1,500 cases made.

James Suckling, December 15, 2009

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