Towering

Only in the best years is this wine from this great vineyard bottled as a selection of Ronco della Chiesa. A Grand Cru! The vineyard is located near the cellar, in full exposure, on the steep hillside of Brazzano.

NOTES: Brilliant greenish yellow, very transparent. It reveals intense, clean, pleasing and refined aromas that start with hints of hawthorn, apple and toast followed by aromas of coffee, almond, toffee, pear and plum. Intense, clean, pleasing. This is Friulano at its absolute best: insanely complex, delightful, mind-numbing, a wine you’ll be pondering for weeks. Here’s a little more from AG:

“Nicola Manferrari is one of Friuli’s original trailblazers. Along with Mario Schiopetto, Josko Gravner and Silvio Jermann, Manferrari was just one of a handful of producers in the 1980s who had the vision and courage to follow his convictions. Winemakers like Enzo Pontoni and Edi Kante, each in their own way, followed that same spirit. Still, Borgo del Tiglio remains vastly overlooked considering the quality of what goes into the bottle. So much of what is made in Friuli today is essentially commercial, large-production wine with little personality. In that context, Borgo del Tiglio is a towering presence of true excellence and a shining beacon of what is possible in one of Italy’s greatest but often most underachieving appellations.”

— ANTONIO GALLONI, VINOUS.COM #renegadewines #santabarbara #winenerd #sb #sommlife #winetasting #wineporn #seesb #trustyourpalate #montecito #sbcwine #seriousjuice #winetime #winegeeks #winewednesday #funkzone #centralcalifornia #foodiesofsb #zagat #sommelier #thatwinenerd #intothebottle #somm3 #savorsb #borgodeltiglio

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