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 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!
Pinot Grigio has become the global synonym of Italian white wine. And in the hills of Friuli, it achieves is maximum expression. Sustainable farming practices in Friuli combined with cooler climates produce a supple wine with full-flavors, balances, and a touch of richness. Tenacious and strong-willed as the bears (‘orso’ in Italian) the family takes its name from, the Orsaria family has been crafting wines since 1949. The logo alone begs for exposure in California, but this unique pinot will take you on a journey right back to the eastern reaches of Italy.
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!
Gold medals all around, this delightful white is easy to drink and has the perfect WOW! factor that truly sets it apart. Looking for the perfect companion for a warm day or a fresh fish dish? This elegant sauvignon, with citrus notes of grapefruit, pineapple, yellow peppers and touches of tomato leaves will satisfy your palate, especially on a hot summer day!
The Best Sauvignon in the World - literally. Tiare's unoaked 2013 Sauvignon blanc was awarded the 'Best Sauvignon in the World' medal at the 2014 edition of the World Sauvignon contest, held in Bordeaux, France. Chosen from nearly 500 wines from 21 countries, this was highest honor ever given to an Italian wine at this major international event. The same vintage was also awarded the prestigious Tre Bicchieri award in 2015. The 2014 vintage won a gold medal in the same competition in 2015. The 2015 vintage was awarded the 90+ award by the Gilbert & Gaillard Guide as well as the Tre Bicchieri award in 2017, and the Winery itself was awarded the Special Prize for Best Emerging Winery in 2015. This 2016 vintage is also prized, taking home the coveted "Tre Bicchieri" award in the 2018 Edition of the competition.
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 vibrant orange wine is a brilliant amber-rose color with coppery tones due to 20 days of skin contact.The Pinot Grigio Ramato Vis Uvae by Il Carpino is a unique interpretation of this varietal that astounds with its complexity and aromatic finesse.
A chardonnay from 2013? Believe it! This winery near the Slovenian border makes lovely minimal interventionist wines. This reserve Chardonnay from the Venezia Giulia denomination is made with 7 days of skin contact and aged in large Slavonian oak for a year followed by ageing in stainless steel, then held in bottle for several years before release.
Aransat is Friulian slang for "orange colored". Three generations deep, this wine is a family affair with the younger generation inspired to take over for their parents after enjoying a bottle of Friulano in the family vineyard at age 14. This is Italy after all. The family focuses on farming indigenous varieties and is committed to a natural lifestyle that is in harmony with its surroundings.
Let's just say #roséallday! What 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.