Le Monde

Ribolla Gialla – 2016

Region: Italy - Fruli Venizia Giulia

Le Monde

Le Monde lies between the banks of the Livenza and Meduna rivers, close to the border between the provinces of Treviso and Pordenone in Friuli Grave. The winery headquarters, built in the eighteenth century maintains the architectural characteristics of the time. Originally property of the Pistoni family, the wine farm together with the vineyards was acquired Alex Maccan in 2008. Alex is now the owner and winemaker.

Grapes / Soils

Ribolla Gialla Planted 2001 Clay and Calcareous 2 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Soil composition: Clay and calcareous
  • Training method: Guyot
  • Elevation: 50 feet
  • Vines/acre: 4,500
  • Yield/acre: 7 tons
  • Exposure: 7
  • Year vineyard planted: 2001
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time: End of August
  • First vintage of this wine: 2008
  • Number bottles produced of this wine: 16,000
  • Fermentation container: Stainless steel
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation: 20 days
  • Fermentation temperature: 60°F
  • Aging container: Stainless steel
  • Length of aging before bottling: 6 months
  • Length of bottle aging: 2-3 months
Winemaker's Notes
  • Bright straw yellow.
  • Characteristic intense and marked with floral nuances and a hint of grass.
  • Fresh and elegant on the palate, with balanced acidity and sapidity, mineral aftertaste with good persistance.
  • Excellent as an aperitif, goes well with soups, and savoury fish dishes.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Ribolla Gialla grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 2001.
  • Grown on soils of Clay and Calcareous.
  • Fermented in stainless steel.
  • Aged in stainless steel and the bottle.
  • Aged for 6 months in stainless steel and, 2-3 months in the bottle.
Technical Information
  • Varietal composition: 100% Ribolla Gialla
  • Alcohol: 12.5%
  • pH level: 3.33
  • Residual sugar: 2.5 g/l
  • Acidity: 5.6 g/l
  • Dry extract: 19.56 g/l

Reviews

89 Points

Vivid pale yellow.  Peach, orange blossom, and green apple on the nose.  Juicy, pliant and precise on entry, then firm in the middle, showing bright lemony flavors similar to the aromas.  Boasts enough supporting flesh for good spine and cut, with a bright medium-long zingy finish.

Vinous, May, 2018

General Info

Country Italy
Region Friuli Venezia Giulia
Appellation(s) DOC Friuli Grave
Proprietors Alex Maccan
Founded 1970
Winemaker Giovanni Ruzzene
Annual Production 220,000 Bottles
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable