Le Monde

Ribolla Gialla Sparkling – NV

Region: Italy - Friuli Venezia 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.

Grapes / Soils

Ribolla Gialla Vine Age – 20 years Argillaceous, calcareous, rich in micro-elements 15 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile

Vineyards in Friuli Grave.

  • Soil: Calcareous-clay, rich in micro-elements
  • Vine Training System: Guyot & Sylvoz
  • Yield: 1600 vines/acre
Harvest Notes
  • Harvested in late August
  • VINIFICATION: Soft pressing of the grapes in a reducing environment. Fermentation at a controlled temperature of 62°C to obtain a clean base wine.  Second fermentation according to the Charmat method for 20 days at controlled temperature of around 60°C.  The wine remains on lees for 60 days.
Winemaker's Notes

Lustrous straw yellow. The aromas are distinct with fresh flowery notes that develop with a delicate grassy note. Fresh-tasting, with a good interplay between acidity and rich flavor. The mineral finish lingers on the palate.

Wine Summary

100% Ribolla Gialla; alcohol: 11.5%; residual sugar: 6 g/l; vineyards in Friuli grown in calcareous-clay soils, rich in microelements; harvested late August; fermented in stainless steel tanks at 62ºF; secondary fermentation with Charmat method at 60ºF with 60 days on lees.

Technical Information
  • 100% Ribolla Gialla
  • Alcohol: 11.5%
  • Residual Sugar: 6 g/l

Reviews

90 Points

The NV Ribolla Gialla is airy and sweetly scented with nuances of confectionary spice and white flowers complementing crushed nectarine. This smooths over the palate with a soothing bead of bubbles, giving way to ripe orchard fruits and tactile mineral tones. It tapers off with candied citrus hints and leaves the palate completely refreshed. (Lot# 231820) 2023 – 2025

Vinous, December, 2023

General Info

Country Italy
Region Friuli Venezia Giulia
Appellation(s) DOC Friuli
Proprietors Alex Maccan
Founded 1970
Winemaker Giovanni Ruzzene
Annual Production 18,333 9L cases
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable