Sunday, May 22, 2011

Bastianich Friulano 2007 Wine Review (NW)

Tasting notes:

Lemon and green apple on the nose

Light bodied on the palate

Tart, crisp finish of minerals, almond notes, and citrus


Here's an excellent food wine for $13. It's not too sweet and not too tart, with a good backbone and a food-friendly flavor profile.

Friulano was formerly known and labeled as Tocai Friulano until the 2007 vintage. It's a white wine varietal grown almost exclusively in a small region of Northern Italy where the grape excells. This bottling is from a producer known for the marriage of food and wine in the United States. Joe Bastianich, along with his mother Lidia, has long been a fixture in the New York food and wine scene. He is also making wines in Italy, to which I raise a glass!

1 comment:

Wayne Young said...

Thanks for the great review and glad you like our Friulano. For 2009 we started a new Friulano project called “Adriatico” that is even of higher quality and about the same price… Very interesting story as well with three indigenous varietal wines from three different nations: Italy, Slovenia and Croatia… Check it out on! Thanks again!