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Ricci is an excellent winemaker and farmer, working land that his grandfather bought back in 1929. For the Il Giallo di Costa he’s using his oldest Timorasso vines (planted 1986), which are planted on a steep hillside. Ricci ferments and ages this wine in steel, ensuring emphasis on the wine’s energy and purity, and for elegant tannic extraction, Ricci simply submerges the cap with minimal pumping over.
The result: a beautiful wine that orange wine drinkers looking for something a little ‘special’ will find much to love.
A glorious nose of darjeeling, flowers, and apricot. Rich, structured, and long – but not rigorous. Notes of tea and dried fruits but also a mineral-water like clarity and beautifully refined tannins.