Friulano, Ronchi di Cialla
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Friulano, Ronchi di Cialla - 2019

Item # 36628 750mL
$21.96/ Single Bottle
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$263.52 $237.17/ Case of 12
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Tasting Notes

A classic Friulian producer, Ronchi di Cialla exceeds our expectations with their heady, aromatic whites. Another stunning wine from their line-up, the Friulano is made for the table. The fruit comes from the Lonzano Vineyard and is aged on the lees for 3 months with weekly battonage to give it a full-body and texture.


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Staff Pick Notes

While my heart and palate stays neutral when it comes to reds vs whites, I must admit that I’ve been bingeing on whites like Netflix users do with dramas and comedies. This Friulano made by one of the premier producers from Friuli-Venezia Giulia is “must-drink production”. Ronchi di Cialla (“Hills of Cialla”) is located on the sunny slopes of the Cialla Valley with vineyards planted there for centuries. Headed by Pierpaolo and Ivan Rapuzzi, these brothers adamantly continue the work of their parents by growing grapes with ancient local origins and minimal interference. With bold aromas of green pear, white peach and grapefruit, the juice is juxtaposed by greener flavors of basil, rosemary, tarragon, subtle almond and crushed gravel. This wine is excellent and worth every “re-run”.

- JOS

About the Producer

Undine, Friuli, Italy This historical Friulian Estate is strictly a family business. While Dina and Paolo Rapuzzi, who founded it in 1970, were attached by wine growing, their children Pierpaolo and Ivan belong to a generation that "grew up with vines". The policy of the estate was from the beginning to work only with indigenous varieties, such as Ribolla, Refosco, Schioppettino, Verduzzo and...

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Astor's Glossary of Terms

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Famous for its fascinating and unusual white wines, this region is home to many avant-garde winemakers (such as Gravner and Vie di Romans) who have expanded their repertoire of winemaking styles to include both the most modern, stainless-steel and barrique-influenced wines, to über-traditional wines with long maceration periods, fermented in clay amphorae. The grape that benefits most from the...

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