La Mont di Zuc Malvasia 2020

2022/9/9-10. Very young indeed - right now, it’s got a nose reminiscent of a verbal, pungent Sauvignon, but with some creamy depth and floral elegance hiding behind. Plenty of tangy fruit and savory mineral on the palate. Delicious with raw ham and all manner of vegetable dishes, but I’d love to try it in a few years. — a year ago

Conti Brandolini d'Adda

Vistorta Friuli Grave Merlot 2012

If you’re gonna drink Friuli merlot you could do much worse (and somewhat better? Miani?) than this...rich and velvety, not a hint of tannin. Beautiful woodsy nose. — 4 years ago

Daniel P., Ira and 11 others liked this

Borgo del Tiglio (Nicola Manferrari)

Ronco della Chiesa Collio Tocai Friulano 2009

This is a sensational bottle of old-vine Friulano, perfectly mature, combining freshness and nervosity (candied lime, pear, melon), dense exotic notes (tropical flowers, pine-apple, maracuja) and a gorgeously funky minerality (flint, wool, wet rocks).
Even better than the Friulanos from Miani that I tasted.
— a year ago

Brent, Jan and 4 others liked this


Rosso Colli Orientali del Friuli Red Blend 2009

A dark plummy nose with hints of lavender. Rich with sweet edges and a rounded mouthfeel, this is a little hot but satisfying. Very pure — 2 years ago

Severn, Aravind and 11 others liked this


Palis Colli Orientali del Friuli Chardonnay 2015


Really pretty nose of pineapple, tropical flowers, almond powder, baked goods. Hint of oak and butter on mid palate leading to a medium plus finish. Deeper gold color. Feels like not enough acidity. — 3 years ago

Alberto Nanclares

Rías Baixas Albariño 2013

Seth Morgen Long

There is a level of density and class to the Rias Biaxas of Nanclares which seems to elevate the wines above the rest of the appellation. Quintessential but out of the ordinary. Reminds me of the ways that Dagueneau or Miani transcends. This 2013 has pedigree and such a youthful fervor, no hurry here. — 5 years ago

Byron, David and 4 others liked this
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Nanclares is elite juice for sure


Saurint Colli Orientali Del Friuli Sauvignon Blanc 2020

22/6/8-10 with scallop crudo, fresh homemade tagliolini al Portonat, frico, etc. side by side with the Gnemiz Sol, this was deeper, more spherical, and more complex. A pretty remarkable range of aromas - from classic Sauvignon scents to richer peach and nectarine, honey, mint, vanilla, cool stone, etc. The palate was very deep and richly satisfying while still being sprightly and drinkable, with tons of minerality that was somehow round rather than salty. This was one of the best young Sauvignon Blancs I’ve had, and I’d love to see it with some age. — a year ago

(5305bacc8049af4f3a00a6e6 -> 5305badc8049af4f3a00d45a) Miani Saurint

La Mont di Zuc Malvasia 2017

This is magnificent. If you blind tasting this, it can easily bring you to high quality burgundy white. The white sesame nose is a killer. Restrained and balanced. Guess it will get much better when aged. Sadly it was my last bottle… — 2 years ago

Ira, Eric and 5 others liked this


Zitelle Chardonnay

Delicious, slight banana. Maybe pear. — 4 years ago