Ronchi di Cialla - Friuli Colli Orientali 'Cialla Bianco' 2020


In 1970. The passion of Paolo and Dina Rapuzzi now continues with their sons Pierpaolo and Ivan whose aim is to give value to the ancient native grape varieties of Friuli in accordance with their philosophy of selective production of extremely high quality wines.

Cialla is a small valley facing from North-East to South-West, surrounded by woods with chestnut, oak and wild cherry trees, in the d.o.c. (controlled wine) Colli Orientali del Friuli area, and it is officially recognized – with a Ministerial Decree dated 30.10.95 – as cru CIALLA only for the cultivation of native vines from Friuli (white wines: Verduzzo, Picolit and Ribolla Gialla; red wines: Refosco dal Peduncolo rosso and Schioppettino) and the production of vintage wines.

The Ciallabianco in particular is a traditional blend of the Cialla Valley composed of Ribolla Gialla (60%), Picolit (30%) and Verduzzo (10%), recognized as DOC-Cialla in 1995 and a Cru Monopole of Ronchi di Cialla. Only in the best vintages - and in a very limited number of bottles-we vinify the grapes harvested from a few rows of our vineyard of Picolit to produce the very rare Sol: 100% dry Picolit. Power and elegance characterize this exclusive wine.

Fermentation in barriques and subsequent maturation in the same barriques for 11 months. Additional 20 months of ageing in bottles. Average age of vines: 40+ years.

Straw yellow in color with aromas that are very subtle and elegant, with hints of pear, apple and plum fruit, of vanilla and with floral notes of acacia and jasmine. On the palate is dry, full bodied with very well-balanced acidity and refined minerality; it shows aromas of grace and elegance; remarkable character and unique personality.
ppetizers based on fish and shellfish; creamy soups; Haute Cuisine sea water fish and fresh water fish both stewed or cooked in sauce; egg-based dishes and vegetable soufflés; white meat cooked in sauce; ham. Medium flavored cheeses with a floral crust.

Producer: Ronchi di Cialla

Country: Italy

Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Varietal: Picolit, Ribolla Gialla, Verduzzo

Appellation: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Vintage: 2020

Size: 750ml