October 2017—Our 45th Anniversary!
Life in Friuli’s Carso is defined by three forces of nature: the ubiquitous gray limestone that covers the landscape, the nearby Adriatic Sea, and the fierce, icy Bora wind that blows year-round. These awe-inspiring natural phenomena give Carso wines a distinct mark of terroir that remains constant across grape variety and vintage. In this cuvée, Sauvignon Blanc is merely a vehicle for the Carso’s trademark minerality and salinity. The Selezione represents Kante’s pick of the best barrels, aged an additional four years in tank after the customary year in neutral wood. Its Sauvignon fruit is ethereal, tender, and delicately citrusy, then delivers a tonic energy with salivating notes of briny sea breeze and stone. This is a grande Sauvignon to reserve for your finest platter of shellfish. –Anthony Lynch
|Vineyard:||20 years average|
|Soil:||Clay and Limestone|
|Aging:||Aged for 12 months in old barrels, then aged 4 years in stainless steel tank|
The Carso district of Friuli, just outside of Trieste, is a unique micro-climate sandwiched between the Adriatic Sea to the south, the Alps to the north, and the Balkans to the east. The temperatures are cool at night and the grey limestone is in abundance. In this near-perfect combination of climate and terreno, Edi Kante produces wines that are poised, solid, fresh, and brimming with the character of both the varietal and the limestone soil of Carso. The Kante style is born not only of his incredibly energetic, passionate, mad-scientist like personality, but also of the inherent characteristics of Carso and his deliberate decision to allow these characteristics to shine through rather than be dominated by wine-making technique.
You don’t have to be rich to cellar a great wine.