Tag Archives: Friuli

Bastianich “Adriatico” Friulano, 2011, Friuli, Italy

15 Jan

DSC03204Typical Friulano, a varietal that expresses the history and terroir of Friuli. Medium bodied with ripe, luscious pear flavors carried by a refreshing mineral flavor and zesty, mouthwatering acidity. A classic match with prosciutto. $18

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Bastianich “Vespa” Rosso, 2010, Friuli, Italy

12 Jan

DSC03190A blend of Merlot, Refosco, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc from northeastern Italy’s Friuli region. New-world in style, lushly fruited and accented by the spicy earth notes common in Friulian reds. Crushed flowers, raspberries and tobacco linger on the polished finish. Try this stunner with slow-braised beef short ribs and creamy, buttery parsnip puree. $42

Bastianich “Vespa” Bianco, 2011, Friuli, Italy

12 Jan

DSC03189A white blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Picolit, a grape native to Italy’s Friuli region, which this wine calls home. The bouquet of citrusy minerality evolves into wildflowers, clover honey and ripe pear. The palate is intriguingly tannic for a white wine, with fine acid structure making it an ideal companion to rich seafood, like scallops seared in bacon fat. $40