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Bastianich Friulano 2006

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Bastianich Tocai Friulano is a beautiful dry, Italian white with an earthy quality reminiscent of great whites from the Cote du Rhone.

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BASTIANICH - Colli Orientali del Friuli The region of Friuli Venezia Giulia lies in the far northeast corner of Italy, its central city, Udine, is about 90 minutes northeast of Venice, The Bastianich winery was founded in 1997 and consists of 28 hectares (70 acres). The vineyards are all located in the Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC and are in two distinct zones. The original vineyard in But... Read more
BASTIANICH - Colli Orientali del Friuli The region of Friuli Venezia Giulia lies in the far northeast corner of Italy, its central city, Udine, is about 90 minutes northeast of Venice, The Bastianich winery was founded in 1997 and consists of 28 hectares (70 acres). The vineyards are all located in the Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC and are in two distinct zones. The original vineyard in Buttrio/Premariacco lies on the southernmost hills in the DOC. It is influenced by the warmth of the sea and is famous for its ability to produce wines of great power. The second property, in the hills of Cividale del Friuli, is influenced by the bora, the north wind, which, with cooler nights, produces wines of greater aromatic intensity. Both areas share similar soil, ponca, the crumbly sandstone which gives all the wines their signature mineral backbone. TRADITION. CREATIVITY, BALANCE The Bastianich winery mission is to understand the history and culture of the area and take it to a new level, creating unique wines that speak of place, but at the same time, showing remarkable power, and balance, Vespa Bianco and Vespa Rosso are named after the ever-present wasps attracted to ripe grapes. These blends are made in an area known for single-varietal wines, shifting the focus from the grape to the terrior. Calabrone, which means hornet, is an estate reserve red blend made only in the best vintages with hand-destemmed, partially dried fruit, and is released 5 years after the vintage. Native varieties, such as Tocai Friulano, are unblended to showcase the uniqueness of the grape. The pinnacle of this being Tocai Plus, a particularly complex example made with late-harvest and dried fruit from a single-vineyard of 60 year-old vines. Read less

External Reviews for Bastianich Friulano

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The 2009 Friulano is quite pretty in its debut vintage. Succulent ripe peaches are intermingled with flowers and mint as this soft, lush white takes shape in the glass. The Friulano delivers outstanding varietal character, and it is also a terrific value.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

The 2007 Friulano is a very pleasant, soft-textured white with pretty varietal notes of ripe peaches, mint and flowers. The wine offers good length, not to mention terrific value. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2009.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

You know the flavor of star fruit, the skin? This has that. There's a bit of an herbal quality, like dried herbs, celery leaf, a foliage quality. Friuli has been so cutting edge for the past several years and when you taste a wine like this you can see they haven't let up. In Brazil we make a drink where you just open a passion fruit and let is drip into a glass of rum and at the end there's almost a fruit like quality from the seeds. This wine has a quality like that, a bitterness. It's the sort of wine to have with some crusty bread and prosciutto or dry cheese drizzled with some really good olive oil. You wash it down with a wine like this.



Bastianich Tocai Friulano is a beautiful dry, Italian white with an earthy quality reminiscent of great whites from the Cote du Rhone.

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