Collio Bianco, Borgo del Tiglio
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Collio Bianco, Borgo del Tiglio - 2019

Item # 39979 750mL
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Tasting Notes

Nicola Manferrari is a highly regarded winemaker throughout Italy for his ability to bring out the textural complexities of white varietals from Friuli. Fresh yet fuller in body and aged in oak barrels for a year before bottling.

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Staff Pick Notes

Borgo del Tiglio’s Collio Bianco is an entry-level wine from the innovative Friulano winegrower Nicola Manferrari, a former pharmacist who inherited his father’s small Collio vineyard in the early 80s. Known best for his whites, especially the symphonic ‘Studio di Bianco’—a blend of Friulano, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc, aged in a careful composition of new and old oak—this wine utilizes grapes from the same vineyard, similarly vinified, at a fraction of the cost. For lovers of broad and bold white Burgundies: this is unctuous, creamy and delicately perfumed by new barrels, but with an Alpine freshness evocative of the bright, wildflower-blanketed foothills terroir of the Collio. Would be magic with an old-school French baked fish with cream sauce, or alongside Tomme-style cheeses.

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