Friuli

    Forza Friuli!

    … to increase their export share to offset a dramatic decline in domestic consumption over the last five years or so. It’s not uncommon to come across bottles from Friuli in wine stores or on restaurant lists, such as the two we’re focusing on. The tale of Ribolla Gialla is similar to that of many of Italy’s “native’ grapes, related to or DNA descendants…

    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

    The Wines of Tenuta Villanova

    …This is the last article about my visit to Friuli as judge for the 2014 Pinot Grigio Challenge and subsequent visit to some of the winemakers. After the Challenge ended, I went to the Lis Neris Winery and tasted wines from Lis Neris and Ronco del Gelso, which I have already written about, and Tenuta Villanova. Alberto Grossi Representing Tenuta…

    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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