2020 Toshokan Clements Hills Ribolla Gialla
Region: Clements Hills, Lodi, California
Varietal: 100% Ribolla Gialla
Style: Unfined / Unfiltered / Organic / Native Yeast
Ribolla is often fermented on the skin like a red wine, but Toshokan chose to direct press this wine for a more focused expression of the grape. Ribolla Gialla is an ancient grape that originated along the border of the Italian region of Friuli and Slovenia, where it is still widely planted. The soil in the Clements Hills appellation of Lodi have been built up over hundreds of years by streams and rivers that carried sand, clay, gravel, and silt out of the Sierra Nevadas. Tasting notes of wet rocks, pear, elderflower, and meringue.