Friuli

Borgo del Tiglio

Selezione Collio Malvasia 2011

Soft but substantial acidity, wet rocks, peach, tropical flowers, saffron. Silky, expressive and sexy.
This producer hardly ever seems to miss a beat. Highly recommended.

@delectable: this is: 2011 Collio Malvasia Selezione.
— 4 days ago

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Azienda Agricola Stanislao Radikon

Jakot Bianco Tokai Friulano

Very intense, packed with seville orange, blossom and high acidity. Lots of tannins. Day two: 🐭 — 2 days ago

Ira, Edward and 1 other liked this

Vendrame

Refosco Dal Peduncolo Rosso

2018 vintage. Very fresh and lively. Super fresh tart cherry, pomegranate, strawberry Jolly Rancher, watermelon, a little herbal/nettle thing, rooibos tea, hibiscus. Fun and fresh warm weather red. — 18 days ago

Peter, Laura and 1 other liked this

i Clivi di Ferdinando Zanusso

Clivi Brazan Collio Goriziano Friulano 2007

Andrew Holod
9.3

Extended aging on lees? I couldn't remember that in my cellar. What I knew was that I had a big dish of braised cardoons, my first ever attempt at cooking or eating them. What to pair with this pungent, artichoke scented veg... Something to offset its bitterness, with body, not a ton of tannin; maybe a Langhe rosso? Hrm, maybe a skin contact Vitovksa? Ooh, I have these old i Clivi wines. Hrm, Brazan is the oldest, let's give it a shot.
Cardoons: artichoke, bay leaf, floral (daisy family), reminds me of Chrysanthemum tea w DimSum many years ago in NYC.
Wine: deep golden, reverberant bass notes, resinous, shows a vanilla tinged, slightly volatile edge next to the cardoons.
About as excellent a pairing as I could hope for in Covid-Year 2.
— 22 days ago

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Pierpaolo Pecorari

Venezia Giulia Sauvignon Blanc 2018

My go to Italian white off of their list that is always racy, pure & crisp with citrus notes that goes well with their fresh seafood dishes — 4 days ago

Josh, Severn and 3 others liked this

Tenuta Luisa

I Ferretti Collezione Friulano 2018

I am not a huge fan of white wines with a floral nose, but in this one it plays very well.  The flowers are subtle, with an overriding minerality coming forward.  That’s where I like my white wines to live.  Aromas of tangerine and lemon zest are abetted by the smell of wet rocks and a trace of what smells to me like oregano.  The palate is all about those minerals, with a subdued citrus flavor along for the ride.  The acidity is great, perfect for something from the ocean.  I paired the I Ferretti with a seafood risotto for dinner, and wished that it was on the table at lunch when I had polpo, a grilled octopus salad. — 20 days ago

Daniel, Jonathan and 9 others liked this

Marco Felluga

Collio Pinot Grigio 2019

Not your Grandmothers PG- more of the chiseled yet broadly fruited- muted Tropicana fruits- with a strong acidic backbone. Runs a bit hot? Methinks one of the pedigreed Fruili makers. — 11 days ago

Alex, Severn and 4 others liked this

Miani

Baracca Colli Orientali Del Friuli Chardonnay 2018

Jan A
9.5

Italian Sunday with the French part of my family.

Yes this is great stuff. This is a big buttery chardonnay and all about roundness and viscosity with plenty of acidic backbone. I also get a ginger note. Not very mineral but also not flabby. Will improve with further age when the acidic component will integrate further. 95+
— 2 days ago

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Love this. Totally agree give it 12/18 months and this will rock ‘n’ roll

Doro Princic

Collio Malvasia Bianca 2018

Named after the founder Doro Princic, the Princic estate is located in the Collio DOC area of Italy’s Friuli region. Made of 100% Malvasia Istriana, in appearance golden yellow and on the palate minarality, green apple, pear and a crispy freshness. — 2 days ago

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Jermann

50 Anniversary Pinot Grigio 2019

John Howard
9.0

Complex as it opens up. Started a little fatty. — 3 days ago

Romain, Matt and 10 others liked this