Wine region: Goriška brda
Variety: 100% ribolla gialla
Maturation: stainless steel containers
Carolina Rebula is yellow and gold colour. It smells fresh with a fairly developed smell of yellow fruit. In the mouth the wine is dry, tasty, with a distinctive character and an aroma of citrus and field flowers . It has a full, fine taste. The wine is mature but has a promising future.
Geographical origin: The winegrowing district of Goriška brda is characterised by a hilly relief and a mild Sub-Mediterranean climate.
Type of soil: Marl.
Vineyards: Tested vineyards, between 30 and 40 years of age, grown under the system of Single Guyot. Planting density is 5 500 grape vines per hectare.
Harvesting: The grapes are picked twice. Vineyards which are about 30 years old are harvested in the last days of September. Older vineyards are harvested in the middle of October when the grapes are too ripe and are characterised by a noble mould Botrytis.
Vinification: The grapes of first harvesting are cold macerated for 18 hours and then pressed. Alcohol fermentation is managed at a controlled temperature; such wine has a lower content of alcohol but is more fresh and fruity. The wine is matured in receptacles of stainless steel for 10 months. Alcohol fermentation of the wine from second harvesting is conducted in small, new and used French barrels made of Allier oak.