Pinot Grigio 2010
Great apple, kiwi and lime purity, subtle and balanced texture, and was great with the prosciutto and polenta we had with lunch.
A variety which I need to have more familiarity with as in my opinion is the most important variety in the region. The 2011 had a clean herbal green papaya and kiwi nose, but having been recently bottled was a little shocked. On the palate it also looked a little hot, but had balanced fruit and acid with full flavours and lees derived texture and richness.
Took me by surprise, as it was one of the most complete and complex I’d seen without any barrel influence.
Abbazia di Rosazzo 2009
Initially showed too creamy and buttery, with vanilla coconut and rich peach notes, a little too fat. After it had opened up it started to show its complexity, but was quite warm and textural.
Terre Alte 2009
The highlight of the tasting, a blend of pinot bianco, sauvignon blanc and friulano. It had very subtle lees derived complexity, and had a wide variety of fruit notes, was bold and rich in character but also gentle and balanced.
Refosco dal Peduncolo 2007
Showed quite rustic, but inspired me to discover more wines made from this variety.