Venica & Venica, Collio Friulano Ronco delle Cime
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Venica & Venica, Collio Friulano Ronco delle Cime - 2022

Item # 40852 750mL

The Ronco delle Cime translates to the "Hill of Peaks." It comes from four different vineyards of Friulano around the winery with an average vine age of fifty years. It is fermented on its lees entirely in stainless steel.

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I already know that I Iove the Northern Italian whites, but sometimes I'll try a wine for the first time and get SO excited by it that I immediately see in my head the perfect meal to open the bottle with. This Friulano is incredibly fresh and vibrant, showing orchard fruits with a distinctive edge of saline, herbal aromas, and surprising heft and texture from some aging on the lees. The flavor combo that came into my head was actually from the other end of Italy: a classically Sicilian pasta con le sarde of bucatini with pine nuts, fennel, and fresh sardines. And while it feels like this wine was built for that pairing, the Friulano is surprisingly versatile. It will stand up to difficult pairings like artichokes, asparagus, fatty salumi, or garlic-heavy dishes as well.

- JON

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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 latter of these unusual and ancient techniques is the white varietal, Ribola Gialla, which yields...

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