Like Collavini’s Brut version, this vintage sparkler is 100 percent Ribolla gialla grown in Manzano and Corno di Rosazzo, where the winery is located. The fruit is vinified in a mix of steel and barriques, then re-fermented in autoclave where it ages for 30 months, attaining less than 3 g/L of residual sugar. After bottling, the wine ages for another year prior to release.
Slightly more animated than the Brut, it has an active bead and more substantial prickly mousse. The low sugar gives the wine glister and precision, although the fruit’s native peachy-apricot quality rounds it out. This is a tangy, textural wine, bracing and fresh-feeling. It would be great with raw fish and shellfish dishes, fresh cheeses, salads, and other bright and crunchy fare.
2017 Collavini Ribolla Gialla Spumante Dosaggio Zero Millesimato
12% ABV | About $25 (sample); may not have a US importer