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2013 Delle Venezie Bianco “Morus Alba”

Vignai da Duline

2013 Delle Venezie <i>Bianco</i> “Morus Alba” Vignai da Duline - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

The white version of Morus is a magical blend of Malvasia Istriana and Sauvignon. The Malvasia comes from their red clay terroir at Duline; the Sauvignon comes from their sandstone marl terroir at Ronco Pittoti. The very different yet complementary grapes and terroirs create a symphony of flavor and a Friulian wine experience with few equals. Aged in neutral barrels with complete malo, Morus Alba is a full-bodied, textured white with many layers. It should be decanted and savored in large Burgundy glasses, as you would do with a fine Meursault. Discovering each arrival from Duline, getting acquainted with each, beginning to realize what you’ve got in your glass—is a profound experience.

Dixon Brooke

$55.00
Vintage: 2013
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 60% Malvasia Istriana, 40% Sauvignon
Appellation: Delle Venezie
Country: Italy
Region: Friuli
Producer: Vignai da Duline
Winemaker: Federica Magrini, Lorenzo Mochiutti
Vineyard: Planted in 1940 & 1979, .36 ha (Malvasia) 1.04 ha (Sauvignon
Soil: Red soil (Malvasia) Flysch soil (Sauvignon)
Aging: Aged for 11 months in 2.5 hl oak barrels
Farming: Organic (practicing)
Production: 2000 cases
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Friuli

Friuli may be forever tied to its bland, acidic Pinot Grigios, which at one point saturated the export market, but a deeper look reveals a captivating array of unique grape-growing sites, distinctive indigenous varieties, and passionate small growers keen on preserving a rich tradition of winemaking.

Here in Italy’s northeast corner, the region is shared between the Julian Alps in the north and plains leading to the Adriatic Sea in the south, bound by the Veneto to the west and Slovenia to the east. While it is one of the wettest regions of Italy—and all of Europe, for that matter—Friuli benefits from the push-and-pull of cool air currents from the mountains meeting warmer breezes from the Adriatic. A crescent-shaped slice of foothills, where both play a role, tends to produce the region’s finest wines.

Nothing is more emblematic to Friulian wine than a crisp, peachy Ribolla Gialla served with thinly sliced prosciutto San Daniele, a local specialty. And yet, this only begins to tell the story: high-acid, mineral-driven whites from a number of local varieties including Tocai Friulano, Pinot Grigio, and Malvasia range from light and crisp to powerful and age-worthy, complementing Adriatic shellfish, hearty mountain cheeses, and everything in between. Native reds like Schioppettino, Terrano, and Refosco all have something unique to say, while there has even been significant success with French varieties like Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot, all long established in the region.

Friuli’s diversity is its strength, and it keeps us coming back for more. In fact, Kermit imported one of the region’s first organic growers toward the start of his career; our more recent collaboration with producers like Vignai da Duline is a testament to the enormous potential when devoted artisans put their hearts into Friuli’s fascinating terroir.

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Trust the great winemakers, trust the great vineyards. Your wine merchant might even be trustworthy. In the long run, that vintage strip may be the least important guide to quality on your bottle of wine.—Kermit Lynch

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