WS Top 100 of 2021 #67
Medium-bodied, with delicious aromas and flavors of mature pear and peach with a fresh mineral backbone and good acidity. Friulano is famous for its light hint of almond on the long finish.
Pairs well with Prosciutto di San Daniele and cured meats. Montasio and other fresh cheeses. Antipasti based with fish.
James Suckling 92
"A vibrant style with a fresh array of lemon and light-pastry aromas. The palate has a smooth and gently creamy edge with good balance and depth."
Wine Spectator 90
"A silky, light- to medium-bodied white, with a smoky note of toasted hazelnut layered with pear tart and a lively touch of lemon curd. Balanced and lightly mouthwatering throughout, with a rich hint of lanolin on the finish."Drink now through 2025.
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The Bastianich winery, founded in 1997, strives to understand the history and culture of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and take it to a new level. We create unique wines that speak of place but, at the same time, show remarkable power and balance. Vespa Bianco and Vespa Rosso are named after the ever-present wasps attracted to ripe grapes. These blends are made in an area known for single-varietal wines, shifting the focus from the grape to the terroir. Calabrone, which means hornet, is an estate reserve red blend made only in the best vintages with hand-destemmed, partially dried fruit, and is released 5 years after the vintage. Native varieties, such as Tocai Friulano, are unblended to showcase the uniqueness of the grape. The pinnacle of this being Tocai Plus, a particularly complex example made with late-harvest and dried fruit from a single-vineyard of 60 year-old vines.