Malvasia Collio 2010
Very brooding and subtle, showing asian berries, resonance, personality and depth.
Steely mineralic oily herbal notes, wonderful passionfruit clarity and freshness.
Ronco Delle Mele Sauvignon 2010
Showed very tight grassy aromatic tropical notes, very ripe and fresh with delicate passion fruit pith and complexity for an aromatic variety.
Venezia Giulia Refosco 2010
Funky feral meaty nose, interesting popcorn notes, but was quite hollow and clobbered on the palate.
Toblar Verduzzo 2009
Some pronounced bourbon barrel aromas combining with some intense honey lemon and peach, herbal marinade, good balance and plenty of viscosity to keep things interesting.
The Venica & Venica range
It seems that no matter how much planning you do, fate has another plan in mind and thus you must stay flexible. In these situations I think it is important to remain philosophical and not allow things to drag you down, as this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and I should try to get the most out of it. So for the fifth time since arriving in Europe I returned to the Dusseldorf area in the hopes of finally collecting my residency card/working holiday visa, that would not only allow me to continue travelling in Europe beyond my 90 day tourist visa (which expires on Sunday), but also have the opportunity to join two of the best wineries in Germany for the harvest later in the year. I had to do some shifting of my days, and had to leave Friuli early to make my flight from Milan, but at least now I can head back to Italy sooner and not miss any time in my next region. As long as I can get some appointments after Easter. For my final day in Friuli I only had one brief appointment, at Venica & Venica.
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