Ronchi di Cialla, Ribolla Gialla, 2010

4/5 $21.00

Typically, going into a store full of wines from only one country, while seemingly helpful by limiting your choices, can actually be immensely daunting. I mean you are faced with towns you’ve never heard of and grapes you’ve never tried. However, I lucked out when I ventured into this tiny Italian wine boutique in the Lower East Side called De-Vino, where the owner had so much knowledge of the wines he stocked, it was clear to me I was in good hands. In this case, he pointed me in the direction of this Ribolla Gialla, by the family owned Ronchi di Cialli vineyard. Right off the bat, its aroma was extremely inviting, with notes of grapefruit and citrus. The taste displays hints of apricot and lemon, as well distinct mineral and acidic qualities. Essentially, it’s an extremely well-balanced white wine, with a slight zing, that I imagine would be pleasing to most palates. It’s pretty much a perfect summer white to pair with grilled shrimp and scallops, or lighter lunch fair like a salad. So when you want to get beyond the Pinot Grigios or Sauvignon Blancs of the world, this one comes highly recommended.

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Author:The Redheaded Wino

Advertising professional by day and wine drinker by night, often overwhelmed by the sheer choices in wine stores, I have a tendency to not drink the same wine twice. My biggest tip to all Amateur winos, never swirl the glass in your hand, you just look pretentious. Swirl it on the table and you'll never worry again about that favorite sweater having a big red wine stain on it.
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