This Ribolla is from 65 yr old vines from Goriska Brda, the heart of Slovenian wine country. Primary fermentation is in stainless steel with native yeasts and then aged for 18 months in used barriques on its lees.
Rebula (Ribolla) enjoys a long tradition in the Slovene littoral, certain oenologists claiming this very region to be its origin. It has definitely been cultivated here since at least the 13th century. The vines have a high yield; ripe berries tend to fall off the grape clusters.
The name Ribolla (in Italian) stems from "ribollire", meaning to re-boil. The Bora wind in the littoral cooled the cellars before the wine must rich in sugars was able to fully ferment, stopping fermentation, only for the wine to then "re-boil" in the spring.
This is a homage to Ribolla, the oldest variety in Brda. It is excellent to approach now, but will be great in next decade until 2025.