With Slovenia to the east, the Italian region of Veneto to the west, and Austria to the north, Friuli (Free - ooo - lee) follows the ranges of the eastern Alps. There are a plethora of micro-climates across the eleven subregions, from the base of the mountains, rolling hills, flatlands and plateaux. From northeastern Italy, many of the wines produced here have more of a Germanic quality, even the varietals are not so 'Italian', such as popular Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc here is ripe, fresh and very aromatic.
Friuli is know for their astonishing white wines, some might say the best in Italy. Sauvignon Blanc is one of those grapes that can produce a multitude of different styles. Not simply a 'love it or hate it' wine, because depending on where it is grown it can be completely different. Here, in Italian Sauvignon Blanc heaven, the standard profile consists of lime, lemon, grapefruit and passionfruit. The flavours of peaches and honey will be found in California, and kiwi, grass and herbal notes will come from New Zealand or Chile.
In Friuli Sauvignon Blanc is often blended with Friulano, but here it shines on it its own, 100% SB! Pairing perfectly with sunshine, open on a warm day this year and serve chilled to 8-10 C.
A deeper hue of hay yellow that is glimmering and shimmering.
Very bright with a medley of tropical flavours, like an island fruit salad! Kiwi, underripe pineapple, and lime zest. There are white florals, like lilies and a bit of spice too! Fun, fresh, and vibrant!
Take a sip and say 'sayonara' to winter! This wine ushers in all the bright and bountiful aromas and flavours of the warmer months. It is light bodied, but with a little extra oomph courtesy of the tropical sweetness. A pineapple-type acidity is juicy with no bite, complementing the other tropical notes from the nose. A bit more plush on the palate with peach and nectarine. The finish is rather substantial and provides some salinity that offers a mineral texture through the end of your sip.
Seafood tower suitable for royalty! From crab and prawns, to raw oysters or fish cakes, we like this wine with anything from under the sea.