You've never had a Chardonnay quite like this! The Il Carpino winery near the Slovenian border makes lovely minimal intervention wines. This reserve Chardonnay is made with 7 days of skin contact and aged in large Slavonian oak for a year followed by aging in stainless steel, then held in bottle for several years before release. It's a unique expression of a classic varietal definitely worth a try.
Let's just say #roséallday! Cherubi Rosé by Cabert is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. A perfect start for lunch or happy hour, or to have a fantastic time at the pool, this elegant and bright wine pairs perfectly with great food and experiences alike.
Father's Eyes is a 100% Chardonnay from Di Lenardo. A smoky Chardonnay that connects Friuli with the US, being the only white wine from Di Lenardo that is aged in American Oak barriques.
You'll notice notes of hazelnut and vanilla with backgrounds notes of creamy apple pastry, as well as a lemon meringue. A richer style but that does meet some refreshing acidity with the citrus notes.
Typology: White wine
Production Area: Venezia Giulia IGT
Grape Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Harvesting: By hand in September
Fermentation and refinery: Partial fermentation for three months in new American wood barriques. Then they are left to mature on lees, undergoing a 100% malolactic fermentation.
Temperature for Serving: 12°C
Tasting Notes: Smoky with notes of vanilla and hazelnut from oak aging. Bright and fresh, juicy acidity complement the notes that remind of creamy apple pastry, lemon meringue, and graham crackers.
Serving Suggestions: Grilled veal or roast chicken, rich and fatty seafood like halibut, mature cheese and mushroom dishes.
Franconia is a single-varietal dry red wine made with the Friuli traditional grape of the same name. It is a fairly young red wine, not undergoing any aging in wood, nor lengthy aging in stainless steel.
Franconia by Bortolusso is a medium-bodied red, with a deep ruby color. It is moderately tannic with a note of acidity. The younger it is opened it gives off herbaceous notes with a really juicy feel of cherry and raspberry notes, as it ages more aromas of undergrowth come out.
Typology: Red wine
Production Area: Friuli Annia
Grape Variety: Franconia
Harvesting: Early October
Fermentation and refinery: Grapes are soft pressed then left to ferment for 15 days at a controlled temperature.
Tasting Notes: Deep ruby red in color. Taut acidity, medium-bodied, and moderately tannic. Grapey and herbaceous when young, the wine acquires intriguing forest floor aromatics with age.
Pairings: Pairs well with roasted white or red meat, grilled vegetables.
Friuli in a bottle - A wine that comes from the blend of the three great indigenous white grapes of Friuli (Friulano, Malvasia, Ribolla Gialla), to perfectly represent the great quality potential of this area! Produced by the historic winemakers of Friuli: Specogna. Explore all their available wines here.
The Malvasia by Il Carpino is a well-structured and full-bodied orange wine, vinified like red wine: with long maceration, and aged in oak. It has rich and intense scents of dried fruit, honey, and yellow fruit in syrup. The taste is warm and full-bodied, smooth, and complex.
This wine is sure to be a conversation-starter, you won’t believe you are looking at a Pinot Grigio. The unique light pink color with coppery highlights is the result of prolonged contact with the skins of the grapes during cellar fermentation. Refreshing fruit and flowery undertones complement this gorgeous wine that is sure to impress, you can’t find anything else like it!
Located by the Slovenian border lies the vineyards of Il Carpino, where they make stunning minimal intervention wines. This golden yellow, almost amber, Ribolla Gialla is an impressive expression of the native varietal. Dry, elegant, and fresh, the nose reminds of dried fruit and spices while the palate is intense and enveloping.
Marco Cecchini's focus is to spotlight the terroir of the small Faedis region while embracing the philosophies of biodynamic and organic farming. Cultivating a number of Friuli indigenous varietals, Cecchini's forward thinking has also led him to plant international varietals like Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and this exquisite Riesling.
Cecchini Riesling is a "Cru," coming from a single organic vineyard. It is rich, creamy, and aromatic with the minerality of the Friuli soil coming through for a fresh taste. "A walk in a wood, under the shadow of the trees in an autumn day."
This sparkling wine is made using the Classic Method, with secondary fermentation in the bottle. Bread crust and exotic fruits characterize this bubbly that's perfect for the holiday season...or any season!
Looking for a buttery California Chardonnay? This is not it. Friuli’s chardonnays have an entirely different palate than a California Chard, mainly due to the fact that Friuli’s Chardonnays are entirely unoaked, bringing to bear a completely different taste, like nothing you have ever experienced. The 2015 vintage received the prestigious "Tre Bicchieri" award in the 2017 competition.
This wine from di Lenardo, a family that has been making wine since 1878, is the only one in Friuli to use only vines of the “Musque” clone, meaning that this wine is highly aromatic and unique in its composition. Di Lenardo is acknowledged as one of the best quality brands in the Friuli Grave area and the most technologically-advanced. Since 2009, the winery has used only to use solar energy to run its cellar. Environmentally conscious, equally advanced in winemaking, try this little wine for a great surprise that will change your tastes in Chardonnay!
Marco Cecchini's focus is to spotlight the terroir of the small Faedis region while embracing the philosophies of biodynamic and organic farming. Cultivating a number of indigenous varietals, this skin-contact Verduzzo is an excellent example of Friuli winemaking.
Cecchini Verduzzo is a dry orange wine that can hold its own when paired with rich foods. Richly fruity and fresh with a supple, tannic mouthfeel. Low residual sugars and fair acidity make for a perfectly balanced expression of Verduzzo Friulano.