Livon Ribolla Gialla Tenuta Ronc Alto (750ml)
Friuli Venezia Giulia
The history of Livon wines dates back 1964 when Dorino Livon bought his first vineyards on the hills of Collio, in Italy’s North eastern region of Friuli bordering Slovenia. He built a winery perfectly equipped with the most technologically advanced systems in order to produce high quality and fresh white and red wines. The Collio region is re-known for producing some of Italy’s most enduring white wines. Livon has a diverse portfolio of wines and has earned a reputation for crafting brilliant white wines in Collio, though their holdings have expanded to other areas in Italy. Livon produces both approachable everyday drinking white wines as well as limited production wines from designated Cru and Gran Cru sites.
The Ribolla Gialla grapes are harvested entirely by hand using boxes and selecting the best grapes. The must is cleaned through cold settling in order to create the sparkling wine base. The fermentation takes place in steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 10°C for thirty days. When the fermentation is complete, the product is filtered for thirty days and placed in autoclaves and subjected to a sparkling process at a controlled temperature between 14° and 3°C degrees until April. At the end of this period, the wine is bottled. There follows a further period of refining in the bottle before the wine is blended. Straw-yellow with greenish reflections. Its bouquet recalls flowers and fruit. The taste is soft, fresh, elegant and persuasive.