I’ve had the good fortune to visit the Friuli-Venezia-Giulia region, featured in this month’s
My colleagues and I had spent a day with our hosts and had gone back to our very nice hotel and headed for the bar. One of my American colleagues in fluent Italian asked for a good bottle of local white wine. What we got was from Le Vigne di Zamo and was their Tocai Friulano varietal.
It was soft and flowery with hints of apricot and citrus and a very well made wine with balance and length. It was the perfect end to a long day. It is from the Colli Orientali del Friuli sub region which literally translated, means the hill facing East in Friuli”. Research since I got back shows that this producer has a good reputation, worthy of a mention in Oz Clarke’s latest Pocket Wine Book for 2008 as well as the Jancis Robinson/Hugh Johnson World Atlas of Wine.
Photo courtesy of Le Vigne di Zamo.
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