Friuli

    Forza Friuli!

    … as it would be with prosciutto and melon. Categories: Tasting Stories Wine Regions About Frank Cipparone A lifelong Philadelphian, Frank spent four decades as an educator, coach, and curriculum specialist before teaching and writing about wine in general and the wines of Italy in particular. Annual sojourns in the land of his ancestors fuel his…

    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

    …, a touch of banana and a touch of vanilla. Chardonnay Ronco Cucco DOC Collio 2008 100% Chardonnay. The soil is sandstone marl and the exposure is north south. The vineyard is at 90 meters and the training system is guyot 2.40 X 1.00m. After gentle pressing of the grapes, the must is cryo-settled, then fermented in 225 liter oak barrels. The wine rests…

    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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