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Poggiobello Friulano 2015

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

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Recommended in The Irish Times, August 2012

Straw yellow in colour, the Poggiobello Tocai Friulano has very delicate aromas of almond and flowers. The taste is velvety and crisp with flavours of pear and an almondy finish.

Typically served with asparagus, quiche, risotto dishes and San Daniele prosciutto.

Ernie Whalley, Irish Times: "A distinctive rosemary and balsamic nose. Smooth and substantial mouthfeel. Clean finish." 17/20

Poggiobello Estate is located near the town of Oleis di Manzano (Province of Udine). The site, also named Poggiobello, is not far from Cividale, an ancient roman town that at one point was the capital of the Longobard Empire.

The vineyards cover an area of 110 hectares (270 acres). They are terraced and cover two large natural amphitheaters.

The soil here is unique: Eocene marl and sand are extremely meager and provide excellent draining. The weather is also distinctive and very well suited for viticulture and grape ripening, especially for the white varietals that benefit from the warm Adriatic Sea breezes (the Adriatic Sea is only 30 km or 18 miles away) and from the Julian Alps that protect the area from the cold winds from Northern Europe.

International Wine Challenge Gold Medal (2008 vintage)

€18.99
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Alcohol: 12.5%
Style: Fruity, minerally, firm
Closure: Cork
Drink by: 2018

Reviews:

Wine Spectator

"Fresh and lithe... offers a subtle mesh of white peach, chalk, ground ginger and blanched almond. Lasting finish, juicy and floral."

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