Ronco dei Tassi
Friulano 2018
Collio
Friuli, Italy

$40.00

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Style: White: Textured, stone fruit, freshness.

Producer: Ronco dei Tassi

Region: Friuli, Italy

Grape: Friulano

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: 50% stainless steel / 50% old oak

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: Friulano, AKA Sauvignonasse or Sauvignon Vert is an old variety from south-west France (Gironde region) where it was never widely cultivated. In the early nineteenth century it was introduced to Friuli (north-eastern Italy) and given the name Tokai. The use of this name was intentionally used to leverage off the already renowned Tokaji wines made from Furmint in north-eastern Hungary. This has since been settled in the courts; much like the use of the more famous Champagne region in France, although the locals still use the term widely, they can no longer use Tokai Friulano on the label as they once did.

This wine is made from a 40 year old Friulano vineyard. In the winery 50% is aged in stainless steel and 50% goes into old oak. Rich fruits with stonefruit, apples and a touch of tropical creeping in. Underlaying this is mineral, very typical for this region. The palate has wonderful shape and texture. Extremely pure and vibrant styles.

Sebastian Crowther MS

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Producer Profile

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is located in the North-eastern corner of Italy and borrows heavily from the neighbouring Slavic and German cultures. The cool, steep slopes of the Collio subregion make for wines with beautifully fresh acidity.

The name ronco is Friulian for ‘hillside, terraced vineyard’. Ronco dei Tassi is named after the badgers (tassi) in this little nook of paradise in the heart of the Collio, bordering the splendid Plessiva National Park. Fabio Coser’s earlier career as a consulting oenologist allowed him privileged knowledge of the area’s terroir so that by the time he chose a property of his own, he already knew the Collio like the back of his hand. The calcareous soil is laboriously terraced to optimise exposure and drainage, and yields superb indigenous varieties, expertly tutored by Fabio and son Enrico into stylish and characterful wines.

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Style: White: Textured, stone fruit, freshness.

Producer: Ronco dei Tassi

Region: Friuli, Italy

Grape: Friulano

Vintage: 2018

Soil: Mixed

Farming: Sustainable

Oak: 50% stainless steel / 50% old oak

Alcohol: 13%

Glassware: Riesling Stem

Decant: Not required

Serving Temperature: 12 – 14°C

The Wine: Friulano, AKA Sauvignonasse or Sauvignon Vert is an old variety from south-west France (Gironde region) where it was never widely cultivated. In the early nineteenth century it was introduced to Friuli (north-eastern Italy) and given the name Tokai. The use of this name was intentionally used to leverage off the already renowned Tokaji wines made from Furmint in north-eastern Hungary. This has since been settled in the courts; much like the use of the more famous Champagne region in France, although the locals still use the term widely, they can no longer use Tokai Friulano on the label as they once did.

This wine is made from a 40 year old Friulano vineyard. In the winery 50% is aged in stainless steel and 50% goes into old oak. Rich fruits with stonefruit, apples and a touch of tropical creeping in. Underlaying this is mineral, very typical for this region. The palate has wonderful shape and texture. Extremely pure and vibrant styles.

Sebastian Crowther MS