Friuli

The Friuli

our Friulano selection by Winemaker / Estate...

 

An orderly region, whose white wines are prized throughout Italy for their precision and fresh fruit, rising to fame in the 1970s with Mario Schiopetto’s revolutionary wines, which arguably laid the foundations for the future of Italian white wines.

The wines are usually named after their varieties and traditionally producers will make many different wines with very similar labels. 

The best sub-zones border Slovenia: the Carso, Collio (www.collio.it) and the Colli Orientali, where small producers dominate and their output is an anarchic mix from amphora fermented to ultra-clean reductive winemaking.  The Colli Orientali is essentially an extension of the Collio, though the former is in the province of Udine, the latter Gorizia.  The rules for Collio are also tighter and insist on the vineyards being on a slope.

The Grave is the largest zone and here Pinot Grigio rules with Prosecco on the huge rise. 

There are pockets of extraordinary winemaking in the lesser sub-zones like the Isonzo and Aquileia, but the most interesting zone of all may be towards the hills of Valeriano.  These have no official recognition, but have been brought alive through the recovery of ancient vines by Emilio Bulfon.

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  1. Tosolini. Limoncello d'Amalfi

    Luscious texture with mandarin, fig syrup and candied lemon flavours, a liquid sorbet.


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    £22.50
  2. Emilio Bulfon mixed case (12 bottle offer)

    Emilio Bulfon mixed 12 bottle case, usually £171.60
    An offer of truly unique wines.

    Two bottles of each grape type:
    Sciaglìn, Cividìn, Ucelùt, Cjanorìe, Piculìt Neri and Cordenossa

     


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    £160.00
  3. Emilio Bulfon. Grappa di Ucelut

    2012
    Honeyed, fresh and clean fruit, a little too sugary though.
    2010
    Honey, sweet and a tip herby but really, not up too much

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    £30.00
  4. Valpanera. Elisir Balsamico di Refosco Affinato 12 Anni in Barrique

    Deep, dense and complex.  An artisan 12 year old balsamic vinegar,  made unusually from Refosco.


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    £22.25
  5. Emilio Bulfon mixed case (6 bottle offer)

    Emilio Bulfon mixed 6 bottle case, usually £85.80
    An offer of truly unique wines.

    One bottle of each grape type:
    Sciaglìn, Cividìn, Ucelùt, Cjanorìe, Piculìt Neri and Cordenossa


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    £81.50
  6. Tosolini. Amaretto Saliza

    Tosolini Amaretto Salizá


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    £25.00
  7. Emilio Bulfon. Moscato Rosa 2014

    This immaculate pudding wine coats your taste buds in honeyed strawberry, rose and Turkish delight.


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  8. Lis Fadis. 'Bergul' 2011 Magnum

    Full and harmonious with spiced damson, black cherry and wild strawberry fruit, roasted peppers, espresso, a touch of vanilla and divine silky tannins.  A complex and full wine.


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    £70.00
  9. Emilio Bulfon. Cjanorie 'Cianoros' 2014

    This vintage is so pure, the raspberry fruit is almost bright, tannin is almost non-existant. There is simply nothing not to love, it is the original Californian blonde.


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  10. Lis Fadis. 'Bergul' 2011

    Full and harmonious with spiced damson, black cherry and wild strawberry fruit, roasted peppers, espresso, a touch of vanilla and divine silky tannins.  A complex and full wine.


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