2018 Gentilini Robola (750ml)

Robola from Kefalonia, Ionian Islands, Greece


The 2018 Robola is unoaked and comes in at 13% alcohol. It has 1.9 grams of residual sugar and seven of total acidity, allowing it to show nice and dry. As time has gone on, this relatively light-and-lively fresh white has become a lot more serious. It is never a fat wine, but the concentration seems better. The acidic core always gives the fruit support. The wine is increasingly beautifully structured and likely to age well these days too. Even in supposedly difficult years, they still perform well. There were lots of reported difficulties in 2018, but this largely seems to surmount them. It is not, perhaps, the most expressive ever or the most tightly wound, but it still shows beautifully. There is a small reductive trace that should get better with some aeration. Overall, this still does nicely, and it may yet be entitled to an uptick in score. Let's be a little conservative just now. You won't be disappointed, no matter what, if you like crisp-and-fresh whites. There were just 15,000 bottles produced.

89 points, Mark Squires, Wine Advocate (Issue # 244 - Aug 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
11 bottles in stock. Ships in 1 to 2 business days.

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