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Bastianich Plus 2007

External Review by Prestige Wine & Spirits:

The 2007 Plus (Friulano) is hands down the finest wine I have ever tasted at Bastianich. The 2007 is an explosive, heady white loaded with perfumed, succulent apricots, flowers and honey. More exotic, botrytised notes appear in the glass, adding multiple shades of complexity and textural richness, while avoiding heaviness. The Plus is made from slightly late-harvested Friulano, which accounts for most of the wineandrsquo;s volume and textural richness. This is a fabulous effort. The winery changed the name of this bottling slightly after the grape name Tocai was phased out in favor of Friulano. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2022.

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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 Plus

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

The 2007 Plus (Friulano) is hands down the finest wine I have ever tasted at Bastianich. The 2007 is an explosive, heady white loaded with perfumed, succulent apricots, flowers and honey. More exotic, botrytised notes appear in the glass, adding multiple shades of complexity and textural richness, while avoiding heaviness. The Plus is made from slightly late-harvested Friulano, which accounts for most of the wineandrsquo;s volume and textural richness. This is a fabulous effort. The winery changed the name of this bottling slightly after the grape name Tocai was phased out in favor of Friulano. Anticipated maturity: 2012andndash;2022.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/10/2013

Delivers amazing aromas of ripe exotic fruits, from pineapple to papaya. Full-bodied, with a thick, oily palate and toasted almond and wild fruits, yet remains fresh and lively. Thereandrsquo;s a lovely bitter almond note on the finish. A late-harvest, ultrarich style. Friulano. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/26/2012

Orange-tinged golden yellow. Knockout nose redolent of marmaladey honeyed botrytis, complicated by yellow peach, apricot syrup, lime and roasted pineapple; distinctly high-toned. Supple, suave and mindblowingly complex, with captivating ripe flavors of lime, mango, peach, marzipan, and honey complicated by a custard nuance; this reminded me of a late-harvested petit manseng or a great late-harvest Alsace pinot gris. Very opulent and tactile wine, with a velvety, fleshy mouthfeel that lingers for minutes. This huge, ripe wine shows distinct aspects of surmaturite, but the acidity is bright and vibrant, preventing it from cloying. The most exotic and atypical Plus I have ever tasted; a unique, amazing taste experience that is far removed from a bright, fresh white wine, but you owe it to yourself to try it.



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