Collio, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Blazic

Collio Malvasia 2019

This wine has a yellow-green tint and a nose that is a bit closed, or maybe subtle is a better word. Very light citrus notes give way to a mix of cantaloupe and honeydew. The palate is anything but subtle. Big toasted almond flavor elbows past Meyer lemon and tangerine to lead the way. The acidity is fantastic - just enough but not too much. The finish wraps up the sip with a beautiful salinity. Blazič, by the way, is just across Italy’s border with Slovenia. The Malvasia came from their vineyard in Collio. The more of Collio I taste, the more I love that region. — 3 days ago

Anthony, Mike and 3 others liked this

Franco Toros

Collio Pinot Bianco 2019

This wine has a nice golden color in the glass. I get a muted nose with apricot aromas foremost and citrus minerals chasing. The palate shows stone fruit and minerals galore. Acidity is nice and fresh, even zippy. The finish is medium long and carries the minerals back for a revisit. — 7 days ago

Anthony, Mike and 5 others liked this

Polje

Fantazija 2019

The nose on this wine from Italy’s Collio region is explosive enough to make an impression before the glass has been raised. Floral, then herbal, then honeydew melon, then limes, then - of all things - smoke! It's a showstopper. The palate offers a mineral-driven flintiness, with citrus, melon and a fine acidity. Pair it with oysters, shrimp, or a calamari and scungilli salad. — a day ago

Vanessa, ESF and 2 others liked this

Ronco Blanchis

Collio Friulano 2019

This clear yellow wine pours up very slightly frizzante, with a small collection of tiny bubbles clinging to the glass. On the nose there is a sweet apricot aroma mixed with a delicate blend of herbs and minerals. Those minerals drive the palate, which is exquisitely citrus. The acidity comes on strong, then softens through the sip into a gentle tingle. It is an elegant white wine, offering a perfect balance of herbal notes, earthiness and freshness. — 5 days ago

Vanessa, Paul and 6 others liked this

Tiare

Collio Sauvignon Blanc 2019

This Sauvignon is tinted a very light gold, almost clear. The nose gives aromas more common to New World Sauvignon Blancs - grass, herbs, salinity. The grassiness is not, however, on par with, say, a New Zealand SB. It’s a little more restrained than that. On the palate, citrus minerality is the rule, with an extremely fresh acidity. The lemon-lime flavor comes back on the lengthy finish. Fish is a great pairing for this wine, something along the lines of a tuna salad or nicoise would be ideal.
— 11 days ago

Anthony, Daniel P. and 5 others liked this

Tenuta Stella

Collio Friulano 2019

This lovely golden wine smells of candied apricots, with lemon curd and flowers in the background. There is an earthy aroma that envelops all the other fragrances. Beautiful. The apricots come forward first on the palate, with lemon zest and a racy acidity that screams for seafood, maybe oysters on the half shell. There is a wonderful salinity and a nutty flavor that comes in on the finish. — 13 days ago

Jason, Doctor and 5 others liked this

Conti Formentini

Raiade Collio Ribolla Gialla 2019

This wine - Raiante is the correct spelling - colors up a medium-pale yellow with green highlights. The nose is earthy and mineral-driven, with mango, guava, apricot and citrus aromas. The palate offers salinity and stone fruit, along with a decent acidity that refreshes. The citrus flavor that plays through the strongest is lime. This is a really great wine for crab cakes or shrimp dishes. — 4 days ago

Paul, Daniel P. and 7 others liked this

Azienda Agricola Borgo Conventi

Collio Pinot Grigio 2019

The yellow-tinted wine smells floral and tropical, with white flowers, apricot and mango coming through on the nose. There is also a bit of citrus minerality, like a sidewalk after a rain. The palate shows the stone fruit and tropical aspect, with a hefty slice of acidity to go along with it. So fresh and racy is it that one can feel free to pair this Pinot Grigio with seafood rather than restrict it to salads. — 6 days ago

Mike, David and 3 others liked this

Edi Keber

Collio White Blend 2018

This yellow-gold wine has a complex nose which starts with a floral note and continues with lemon, apricot and a touch of lanolin. On the palate, salinity is the calling card and Meyer lemon joins in with an almond aspect. The mouthfeel is quite creamy and acidity is somewhat reserved. This will pair nicely with any sort of salad or white meat, including fish. — 12 days ago

Daniel P., David and 4 others liked this

Schiopetto

Collio Pinot Grigio 2018

Chapter 3 in my sub-20€ research.
This is the lightest and least complex. Highly drinkable, finish turns slightly spirity when the wine warms up.
— 11 days ago

Peter, Peter and 6 others liked this