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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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Adam Pinot Grigio 2014 750ml
Adam Pinot Grigio 2014 750ml
Price: $12.99
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Your eye may be struck by its kinetic surfer label, your wallet may appreciate its price, but IWM is willing to bet that your palate will love this fresh, zippy, seriously fun Pinot Grigio from Adam. This is no watered-down Pinot; it’s crisp, mineral laden, and kissed with ripe fruit; a lovely golden yellow flecked with cinnamon highlights give illustration to the uniqueness of this pure, fresh, stainless-steel-aged Pinot Grigio. Quaffable, mellow, and intensely perfumed, this true Friulian Pinot Grigio goes down delightfully, offering a lovely complement to a wide variety of summer foods--or as a simple sipper by itself. more info
Masut da Rive Maurus Chardonnay 2018 750ml
Masut da Rive Maurus Chardonnay 2018 750ml
Price: $19.99

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
Attems Pinot Grigio Ramato Rose 2017 750ml
Attems Pinot Grigio Ramato Rose 2017 750ml
Price: $21.99
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Rainier cherries, cantaloupe, and white peaches dance on a bed of crushed flower petals, bitter almond, and lime zest in the captivating 2017 Pinot Grigio Ramato Rosé. A traditional bottling of this time-honored Friulian wine, this 2017 Ramato Rosé weds its sweet fruits with mouth-watering acidity, and its electric energy with satisfying weightiness. It’s a perfect wine to serve with appetizers, light summer fare, prosciutto-wrapped melon, vegetarian pastas or cold seafood salads. Deriving from the estate’s pebbly, hilly vineyards in the Veneto’s Collio region, the Pinot Grigio grapes ferment in temperature-controlled vats with skin contact for ten to twelve hours before pressing, which gives the wine its alluring coppery hue; the wine ferments in steel for about two weeks, and it ages on the lees for four months before bottling. more info
Draga Collio Ribolla Gialla 2016 750ml
Draga Collio Ribolla Gialla 2016 750ml
Price: $21.99

An enchanting yellow with a tinge of pale green in the glass, the ’16 Ribolla Gialla bursts with ripe orchard and tropical fruits, acacia petals, hay, pressed herbs, and lemon zest. Vivid acidity matches with subtle minerality in this persistent, seamless white. Deriving from a 7.4-acre plot of 20 to 40-year-old Ribolla Gialla vines grown in sandstone and marl soils, grapes rest on the skins for 24 hours, and after soft pressing, ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel; the wine ages for seven months, also in steel, before being bottled and resting for six months prior to release. more info
Angelo Negro Serra Lupini Roero Arneis DOCG 2018 750ml
Angelo Negro Serra Lupini Roero Arneis DOCG 2018 750ml
Price: $21.99

Aromatic and intense, this ’18 Roero Arneis leaps from the glass with a profusion of crisp orchard and lush tropical fruits, acacia honey, white wildflowers, lemon zest and river rocks. Fresh yet creamy, this wine glides with electric acidity as it builds to a mineral-laden, persistent finish that’s clean and food friendly. This mono-varietal Arneis derives from calcareous, sandy soils; grapes ferment in in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages for four months on the lees in stainless steel before resting in bottle. more info
Cecilia Elba Ansonica 2018 750ml
Cecilia Elba Ansonica 2018 750ml
Price: $21.99

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
Draga Collio Friulano 2015 750ml
Draga Collio Friulano 2015 750ml
Price: $22.99

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
Masut Da Rive Maurus Pinot Nero 2017 750ml
Masut Da Rive Maurus Pinot Nero 2017 750ml
Price: $24.99

Sun-drenched red and blue fruits mingle with underbrush, crushed violets, fresh loam, and pipe tobacco in this elegant, succulent ’17 Pinot Nero. Swaddling the palate with velvety tannins, the wine’s keen acidity keeps it nimble and very food friendly. Deriving from a 1.2-acre plot of vines with rocky, clayey soils, Pinot Nero grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages for twelve to eighteen months in barriques before bottling, where it rests for a year prior to release. more info
Fuligni Rosso di Montalcino Ginestreto 2013 750ml
Fuligni Rosso di Montalcino Ginestreto 2013 750ml
Price: $26.99
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Juicy cherries and berries, warm spices, citrus zest, crushed wildflowers and a touch of earth cavort in the nose of this ’13 Rosso di Montalcino. Balancing bright acidity with chewy tannins, this Rosso is pure joy to drink, and it gives a delicious preview to this intense vintage. A single-vineyard Rosso di Montalcino, this wine is crafted from Sangiovese Grosso sourced from the Ginestra vineyard, which gets its name from its thickets of yellow-flowered bush. After temperature-controlled fermentation, this wine ages in both Slavonian barrel and oak tonneaux for several months before bottling. Fewer than 800 cases produced. more info
Fuligni Rosso di Montalcino Ginestreto 2016 750ml
Fuligni Rosso di Montalcino Ginestreto 2016 750ml
Price: $32.99

Classic, fresh and utterly charming, this ’16 Rosso di Montalcino layers its crisp, ripe red fruits with violet petals, underbrush, warm baking spices, and a dusting of potpourri. This wine balances its acidic zing with nicely hefty dry extract, a feature of the low producing 2016 vintage, and it unfurls with captivating power and persistence, building to a satisfying, mineral-laden finish. A single-vineyard Rosso di Montalcino, this wine is crafted from Sangiovese Grosso sourced from the Ginestra vineyard, which gets its name from its thickets of yellow-flowered bush. Deriving from vines between ten and 15 years old grown in stony, clayey soils, grapes ferment for 18 days in temperature-controlled stainless steel; this wine ages in stainless steel for four or five months, followed by about seven months in a combination of Slavonian barrels and oak tonneaux, and two months in bottle. Fewer than 800 cases produced. more info