Friuli

    Forza Friuli!

    … Forza Friuli! Indigenous grapes of Friuli set the standard for Italian whites. Posted on September 18, 2014 by Frank Cipparone image via Perusini Facebook page In no other region of Italy, with the possible exception of Alto-Adige, can be found, across the board, white wines of the quality and complexity as those produced in Friuli…

    4 readers - By Pennsylvania Vine Company

    2010 Ronc di Vico, Vicorosso, Colli Orientali del Friuli, Italy

    … 2010 Ronc di Vico, Vicorosso, Colli Orientali del Friuli, Italy (£16.95 Vagabond tel. 0207 381 1717 & www.vagabondwines.co.uk). This wine is half price. I am not supposed to divulge this but you need to know that the following words are written about a wine which should cost well over £30.00. There is no space here to explain why – so just…

    10 readers - By Matthew Jukes/ Matthew Jukes

    Spotlight on Unusual California White Wine: Arnot Roberts Vare Vineyard Ribolla Gialla 2012

    … that found him with John Kongsgaard, of the famous eponymous Napa winery, in Friuli and Slovenia in 1997, discovering for the first time the wines of Gravner and Radikon, two of the most radical white wine makers in the world and probably the originators of the new fad for ‘orange’ wine. It was Kongsgaard and Vare’s collaboration at Luna that led them…

    1 readers - By Just Grapes

    The Wines of Tenuta Villanova

    … and 27 hectares to DOC Collio. The hilltops where the Collio vineyards are located are marked by clay and limestone marl rich in minerals and organic substances. The Isonzo vineyards are located on the alluvial plain of the Isonzo River and are composed of sandstone (calcified sand) and gravel. With these two different DOC zones he feels that they can…

    1 readers - By Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine

    2014 Vintage in Friuli

    …When I visited Lis Neris winery in early June I asked the owner Alvaro Pecorari about the 2014 vintage in Friuli. He said we would have to wait and see what the weather conditions would be during the summer before he could give me am answer. A few days ago I received the answer to my question from him in an e-mail. This is what he said about…

    3 readers - By Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine

    Remembering Paolo Rapuzzi of Ronchi di Cialla

    …Pouring some Ribolla out for the lost. Enjoyed a bottle of 2012 Ribolla Gialla from Ronchi di Cialla on the beach earlier this week in memory of Paolo Rapuzzi the legendary producer of indigenous varieties from Friuli. This wine was showing a blazing minerality that day which I have watched open up over the past year since it's release. Its…

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