Ronchi di Cialla

Colli Orientali del Friuli Schioppettino di Cialla 2016

A new tasting experience on several levels. Had never heard of or tasted this grape varietal, Schioppettino. I was looking for a lighter red off the menu at Settimo, Guy Grossi’s new Brisbane venture. Chosen purely because of its location in Friuli ie. cooler climate. The Somm was in the dark but the wine ended up being a revelation. Red cherry and cranberry - intense white pepper on nose and palate. Dried red florals. Love this style. Will be on the lookout for this Cuvée in the future. — 5 days ago

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Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

North east Italy is a hidden gem for wines.
Right up against the Dolmite Mountains, warm days, cool nights.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Trentino-Alto Adige really deliver.
Foradori, Franz Haas and Alois Lageder
are producers I look for.
Bob McDonald

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Totally agree Jamie. I generally love cooler climate wines. In Italy the Valle d’Aosta is another example next to the Swiss Alps in the north west.
Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Pinot Nero…(Pinot Noir) .. from Lombardy will impress you.

Kirkland Signature

Friuli Grave Pinot Grigio 2021

Pleasant aroma of honeydew, green apple, pear.

Bright acidity, tart, and crisp finish.

Good value for a delightful wine. 🥂
— 3 months ago

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Sharon B

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Beautiful flowers too!


@Sharon B Thank you! From our daughters. 💐

Edi Keber

Collio Friulano Blend 2020


Had it after it was open for 24hrs. Malvasia comes through on the nose. Lots of brûlée, not so much acid. A bit viscous. Something marshmallow-y about the airy sweetness. Very nice — 2 months ago

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Vintage Tunina Venezia Giulia White Blend 2011

Jeremy Shanker

Cool to try it with age. Nice Italian white blend. — 3 months ago

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Friuli Pinot Grigio 2022

Super fresh and bright with a little bit of texture and dairy notes stirring things up. — 3 months ago

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Ronchi di Cialla

Ciallabianco Colli Orientali del Friuli-Cialla Ribolla Gialla Blend 2017

Really interesting and unusual. Earthy sort of, but mostly has an unusual fruit taste. A bit tangy, a bit bitter, and quite complex. — 2 months ago

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Venezia Giulia Ribolla Gialla 2015

No formal notes. A burnt brassy colour. It’s difficult to imagine a white wine with more flavour intensity than this skin contact Orange wine from Gravner. From memory apricot and mandarin peel, walnuts. Great palate length, low acid. Went well with a rich fish dish where I would normally have a light Pinot Noir. — 3 months ago

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Ribolla Gialla 2011

Consistent disappointment with another bottle from last week. Looks good, smells good, but that’s where the fun ends. — 3 months ago

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