Bastianich

Vespa Bianco Chardonnay Blend

8.9159 ratings
8.616 pro ratings
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Picolit
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

From mag, and still alive in its deep golden-hued glory in its second decade. Chardonnay / sauv blanc blend, separately vinified in half botti/ half stainless, partially blocked malo, aged on the lees. It all contributes to a long-lived, rich white with decent complexity and robust mouth-feel.

From mag, and still alive in its deep golden-hued glory in its second decade. Chardonnay / sauv blanc blend, separately vinified in half botti/ half stainless, partially blocked malo, aged on the lees. It all contributes to a long-lived, rich white with decent complexity and robust mouth-feel.

Aug 23rd, 2019
Jody Scharf

Nice wine for a hot NYC day. Drank at Felidias. Stayed in the family

Nice wine for a hot NYC day. Drank at Felidias. Stayed in the family

1 person found it helpfulJul 13th, 2018
Ashley & Matt Van Zelst

Had at Eataly

Had at Eataly

1 person found it helpfulFeb 19th, 2014
S Butterfield

Sommelier Flask Fine Wines

9.3

Marmalade and apricot, soft nose needs time to open? Palette is a different story. This wine is a lurking beast. Strong full rich entry, maintains its muscle midway through before the powerful acid structure whacks me upside the head and sits like a bomb on the tip of my tongue. Concentrated, beautiful tension.

Marmalade and apricot, soft nose needs time to open? Palette is a different story. This wine is a lurking beast. Strong full rich entry, maintains its muscle midway through before the powerful acid structure whacks me upside the head and sits like a bomb on the tip of my tongue. Concentrated, beautiful tension.

Jun 15th, 2016
Christine Havens

The Bastianich Vespa Bianco 2012 is a showy and rich blend of 45% Chardonnay, 45% Sauvignon Blanc, and 10 % Picolit. Beguiling notes of bruised pear, ripe nectarine, dried mango and orange blossom honey lingers heavily in the air above the glass, like a warm day in mid-summer. Dark gold and luxurious, there is just enough acidity to add lift to its decadent, creamy texture. Finishes with a hint of fennel pollen and of a sprightly dash of minerality. 14.0 ABV | Sample

The Bastianich Vespa Bianco 2012 is a showy and rich blend of 45% Chardonnay, 45% Sauvignon Blanc, and 10 % Picolit. Beguiling notes of bruised pear, ripe nectarine, dried mango and orange blossom honey lingers heavily in the air above the glass, like a warm day in mid-summer. Dark gold and luxurious, there is just enough acidity to add lift to its decadent, creamy texture. Finishes with a hint of fennel pollen and of a sprightly dash of minerality. 14.0 ABV | Sample

Feb 26th, 2015
jerod peitsmeyer

correct me if I'm wrong but this tastes like it could be from anywhere.

correct me if I'm wrong but this tastes like it could be from anywhere.

Sep 25th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

6.6

High alcohol. Hot on palate. No nose. Awful

High alcohol. Hot on palate. No nose. Awful

May 1st, 2013
Andrew Lohse

Full, Rich, floral, finish leans bitter. Very friuli.

Full, Rich, floral, finish leans bitter. Very friuli.

Feb 10th, 2018
Milos Milosevic

Absolutely fantastic!!! Great with octopus

Absolutely fantastic!!! Great with octopus

Jan 17th, 2021
Lauren

Very good full bodied #2016

Very good full bodied #2016

Dec 23rd, 2020