BORGO SAN DANIELE
Cormons GO, Italy (Friuli)
Venzia Giulia IGT
40% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Friulano, 20% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Bianco
A blend of four grapes, Arbis Blanc receives the highest accolades from trade publications throughout Italy. The flavors are perfectly integrated giving you both profound texture and energetic fruit. The Sauvignon Blanc leads with fresh green herbs and citrus, Friulano adds spice, ginger, and stone fruit, but it is the Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco that offer a breadth and weight that captures our attention.
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This wine represents the best fruit from certified organic vineyards, masterfully blended, and aged in large neutral barrel for one year. Mauro and his sister Alessandra have run the estate since 1990. Today they utilize intensive biodynamic practices in the vineyards and a natural aproach in the winery. They have a perpetual cuvee of the “Arbis” blend that they started in 1997 and utilize part of this reserve wine to add depth and complexity to their flagship cuvée.
Isonzo del Friuli DOC
This grape is the heart and soul of the Friulian people. More white wine is made and consumed here in Friuli than red - and they often still call their beloved grape, Tocai Friulano. The classic flavors shine with citrus peel, stone fruits, ginger, and floral spice along with fresh green herbs. The palate is lush, thanks to full ripeness and some aging in large botti barrels. The finish has hints of almond and a great sapidity.
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Meticulous organic and biodynamic farming and a fine-tuned approach in the winery, make this example of Friulano is distinct. There are two harvests to produce this wine. The first is aged in steel and the second harvest is aged in large neutral barrels and allowed to go through Malo. Native yeast fermentation and long lees contact create a complex wine that is food friendly and a joy to drink.