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"Aromas of cooked apple, lemon and crushed stones with some aniseed and licorice. Full-bodied and tight with a powerful structure and mouth feel and bitter lemon and aniseed finish. Unique. Drink or hold."~JS
"The 2018 Chardonnay Ciampagnis is a wine of contrasts, at once spicy, exotic, sweet and savory. Tropical citrus opens the stage to nectarine and apricot, with notes of candied ginger and white smoke and lifting florals. It's silky, fleshy and deep, mixing ripe apple and kiwi with zesty green citrus and hints of pineapple. The length here is admirable, swaying from the fruity expression on the nose and palate, and instead showing salty minerals that linger on and on. High energy, full character and simply gorgeous."~EG
"Ciampagnis means 'properties" in Friulano dialect and refers to state lands, belonging to the Hapsburg Empire, that were granted to the rural families who lived in Mariano del Friuli in the 18th century. Bright straw color. The nose is intense with juicy notes of citrus fruits and apple, together with sweet notes of crystalized honey and lemon meringue. On the palate it is rich, fresh, medium to full bodied, with a mineral and flavorful finish. Ideal with seafood dishes, pasta, first courses and barbecue."~Winery Notes
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The unwavering dedication of the Gallo family to vineyards and wine dates back over a century and is rooted in the labor and determination of family members over three generations.Gianfranco, who has managed the estate since 1978, introduced radical viticultural programs and has devoted painstaking attention to winemaking practices; these initiatives have given the stamp of unique personality to the wines of Vie di Romans over the last 20 years, making them some of the most premier wines in the entire peninsula.The 50 hectares of vineyards are located in a niche microclimate that benefits from soil rich in alluvial fans and minerals that have been carried there by glaciers over the millennia, as well as, the Bora winds from the east that result in large, daily temperature fluctuations.