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La Roncaia Friulano Friuli Colli Oriental 2016 750ml (750ml)

Price: $29.99

6+ Price: $19.99 / btl

Producer La Roncaia
Country Italy
Region Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Varietal Friulano
Vintage 2016
Sku WH2623
Size 750ml

Crushed almonds, freshly mown hay, wet river rocks, white wildflower petals, wild herbs, and grapefruit zest frame the juicy orchard and tropical fruits in this enveloping, elegant '16 Friulano. Beautifully balanced and very food-friendly, this medium-bodied white seamlessly melds its ripe fruit flavors with driving acidity, while cool mineral tones and bitter almond linger on the satisfying finish. Deriving from vineyards with marly soils, grapes ferment in temperature-controlled stainless steel, and the wine ages on the lees for six months in stainless steel before bottling.

La Roncaia Description

Family-owned-and-operated Fantinel has always had a commitment to Friuli, to its traditions, and especially to its wine. This commitment led the estate to found a satellite estate, La Roncaia, in 1998. Situated in the swirling hills of Nimis, in eastern Friuli, the La Roncaia estate explores Fantinel's dedication to the cultivation and vinification of the indigenous varietals of Friuli, as well as a few well-chosen international grapes. La Roncaia spans 54 choice acres in Colli Orientali del Friuli, a hilly region that offers multitudinous microclimates held within its small geographical limits. Alongside consulting winemaker Tibor Gal, La Roncaia's team works to match each grape to its ideal microclimate and terroir in order to craft wines that embody their land's rare terroir, their region's singular traditions, and their grapes' individual natures. La Roncaia is a boutique winery, where quality is emphasized over quantity, and its unique Friulian expressions--including its rare Pico

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