Sunday, November 13, 2011

Bastianich Adriatico Friulano (2009) Friuli-Venezia Giulia

An utterly (my new favorite word) delicious Italian white from Bastianich, a 70 acre Friulian winery founded in 1997 by superstar chef Lidia Bastianich and her newly thin; but still follically-challenged, performance pretence king, son Joe. Bastianich's Adriatico wines, a Friulano, Malvasia, and Ribolla, represent three indigenous varieties that they feel express the qualities of northern tip of the Adriatic. The wine is 100% Friulano, that is vinified and aged entirely in stainless. Luscious pear flavors. Bracing acidity. A grape I love, the wine pairs especially well with spicy, Asian foods.

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