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The name of this lovely wine highlights the Duline philosophy: “No trimming of the shoots!” This applies to viticoltore Lorenzo Mochiutti’s hair and beard as well as to his vineyards. Suffice it to say that this is one of Duline’s many secrets to success. Malvasia Istriana is a form of the Malvasia grape that is native to the Istrian Peninsula, and it produces deliciously complex white wines that are a far cry from other Malvasia produced in central Italy. Aromatically exuberant, creamy and full, bright and energetic on the finish, this is a seductive apéritif and an excellent seafood white.
|Producer:||Vignai da Duline|
|Winemaker:||Federica Magrini, Lorenzo Mochiutti|
|Vineyard:||Planted in 1960, .53 ha|
|Soil:||Limestone and clay red soil|
|Aging:||Aged for 7-8 months, 50% in 5-year old + 11hl oak barrel, 50% in 2.5hl barrels between 5 and 15-years old|
Vignai da Duline Italy | Friuli | Friuli Colli Orientali
When buying red Burgundy, I think we should remember:
1. Big wines do not age better than light wine.
2. A so-called great vintage at the outset does not guarantee a great vintage for the duration.
3. A so-called off vintage at the outset does not mean the wines do not have a brilliant future ahead of them.
4. Red Burgundy should not taste like Guigal Côte-Rôtie, even if most wine writers wish it would.
5. Don’t follow leaders; watch yer parking meters.
Inspiring Thirst, page 174