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The Wines of Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Wines of Friuli-Venezia GiuliaFriuli is innately disposed to be a white varietal specialist: Many of its wine zones—specifically, those situated in the flatland of Friuli—receive the benefit of a propitious interaction between mountain air and warm sea currents. Their natural collaboration authors an environment of rare moderation, one in which the grapes realize rich fruit flavors while retaining their incisive acidity. The ideal terroir is considered to be the provenance of the zone's premier regions, Collio and Colli Orientali, which feature soils comprised of limestone, marl, and sandstone, and vineyards situated at a high elevation.
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Fantinel One & Only Prosecco Brut Millesimato 2018 750ml
Fantinel One & Only Prosecco Brut Millesimato 2018 750ml
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Fresh and very pretty, the ’18 One & Only Prosecco explodes with tart green apples, juicy pears, and succulent peaches, underlain by crushed herbs, white wildflower petals, grapefruit zest and a touch of minerals. The perlage is fine and persistent, filling the palate with a satisfying, elegant feel as the wine glides to a clean, graceful finish. The grapes for this cru Prosecco are hand-harvested; after the first fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel, this wine enjoys a 120-day second fermentation with natural yeasts in the Charmat method before bottling. more info
Draga Collio Friulano 2015 750ml
Draga Collio Friulano 2015 750ml
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Bitter almonds, white wildflowers, tropical fruits, wild herbs, and a dusting of spices frame the tart, succulent orchard fruits in this ’15 Friulano. Elegant and sapid, this wine feels crisp, brisk and lively as it glides to a food-friendly, mineral-inflected finish. Deriving from 60-year-old vines grown in clay and marl soils known as “ponca,” grapes stay on the skins for 24 hours, and after soft pressing, ferment for about a month in temperature-controlled stainless steel; the wine ages for five months in steel, before being filtered and resting in bottle for three months prior to release. more info
Fantinel Cabernet Sauvignon Sant'Helena Trevenezie 2014 750ml
Fantinel Cabernet Sauvignon Sant'Helena Trevenezie 2014 750ml
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Soft and velvety, this ’14 Cabernet Sauvignon showcases its ultra-ripe red and blue fruits, layering them with peppery spices, warm earth, pressed wildflower petals, toasted wood, and forest floor. Ripe tannins meld seamlessly with kinetic acidity as this full-bodied Cab Sauv glides to a satisfying, lingering finish. After handpicking, about 20% of the grapes dry for two months before pressing to intensify flavors and texture; grapes ferment for 25 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages for 18 months in oak barrels. more info
Fantinel Friulano Collio Sant'Helena 2018 750ml
Fantinel Friulano Collio Sant'Helena 2018 750ml
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Food-friendly, fresh, and satisfyingly tart, this ’18 Friulano frames its crisp orchard fruits with white wildflowers, peppery spices, fresh-pressed herbs, bitter almonds, and lime zest. This wine puts its keen acidity front and center, but lush, creamy fruits provide a compelling counterweight; bitter almonds and sneaky minerality linger on the wine’s elegant, delicious finish. Deriving from sandstone-rich, marly soils, this wine both ferments and ages in temperature-controlled stainless steel to retain its aromatic purity. more info
Fantinel Ribolla Gialla Venezia Giulia Sant'Helena 2018 750ml
Fantinel Ribolla Gialla Venezia Giulia Sant'Helena 2018 750ml
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Tart lemon, juicy apples, and luscious peaches layer with white wildflowers, crushed almonds, and savory minerality in this lip-smacking, medium-bodied ’18 Ribolla Gialla. Sweet fruits find their complements in saline minerality and delicate herbaceous notes in this beautifully balanced, textured and food-friendly white. Deriving from sandstone-rich, marly soils, this wine both ferments and ages in temperature-controlled stainless steel to retain its aromatic purity. more info
Fantinel Sauvignon Sant'Helena Collio 2018 750ml
Fantinel Sauvignon Sant'Helena Collio 2018 750ml
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Juicy tropical and stone fruits cavort on a foundation of tomato leaf, melon, white wildflowers, and subtle spices in this captivating, creamy ’18 Sauvignon. This delightful white wine is all about tension--between its nice dry extract and zesty acidity, between its silky mouthfeel and its delicate minerality, and between its sweet fruits and its savory undertones. Deriving from sandstone-rich, marly soils, this wine both ferments and ages in temperature-controlled stainless steel to retain its aromatic purity. more info
Fantinel Ribolla Gialla Venezia Giulia Sant'Helena 2018 75ml
Fantinel Ribolla Gialla Venezia Giulia Sant'Helena 2018 750ml
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Tart lemon, juicy apples, and luscious peaches layer with white wildflowers, crushed almonds, and savory minerality in this lip-smacking, medium-bodied ’18 Ribolla Gialla. Sweet fruits find their complements in saline minerality and delicate herbaceous notes in this beautifully balanced, textured and food-friendly white. Deriving from sandstone-rich, marly soils, this wine both ferments and ages in temperature-controlled stainless steel to retain its aromatic purity. more info
Fantinel Spumante One & Only Rose Brut Millesimato 2018 750ml
Fantinel Spumante One & Only Rose Brut Millesimato 2018 750ml
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Crisp red fruits, zippy citrus, and juicy orchard fruits mingle with notes of brioche, spices, subtle minerality, and a touch of jam in the immediately appealing One & Only Rosé. Generous mousse tickles the palate, while lively minerality and elegant acidity propel this food-friendly wine to a satisfying, refreshing finish. A blend of 90% Pinot Nero and 10% Chardonnay, the grapes for this cru Spumante are hand-harvested; after the first fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel, this wine enjoys a 150-day second fermentation with natural yeasts in the Charmat method before bottling. more info
Masut da Rive Maurus Chardonnay 2018 750ml
Masut da Rive Maurus Chardonnay 2018 750ml
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Smokey minerals, toasted hazelnuts, pressed white flowers, vanilla and spices frame the juicy orchard fruits in this delectable ’18 Chardonnay. Round in the mouth, this wine finds energy in its savory mineral core and vivid acidic spine. Whole clusters of Chardonnay grapes ferment for about three days in temperature-control stainless steel; the wine ages on the lees for eight to twelve months in barrel before light filtration and resting in bottle for three months prior to release. more info
Cecilia Elba Ansonica 2018 750ml
Cecilia Elba Ansonica 2018 750ml
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Elba, the island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea just off the coast of Toscana, possesses ancient viticulture, terrific microclimates, and wonderful mineral-rich soils. Mostly Ansonica with about 20% other local grape varietals, this bright, fresh white wraps its succulent stone and citrus fruits around a core of crushed river rocks, white wildflowers, and subtle spices. This harmonious, fresh white is perfect to accompany a range of foods from fish dishes to white meats to salads and vegetable stews. Grapes ferment for about two weeks in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages in stainless steel and then rests in bottle prior to release. more info