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2010 Bastianich Friulano Adriatico Colli Orientali del Friuli
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About Bastianich

Founded in 1997, the Bastianich stomping grounds cover 28 hectares in Colli Orientali del Friuli. Over ten grape varieties are planted here, but the heavy hitters, which go into the flagship Vespa Bianco, are Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Picoilit.

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2010 Bastianich Friulano Adriatico Colli Orientali del Friuli

Producer: Bastianich
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: other white varietal
Origin: Italy
Region: Friuli-Venezia-Giulia

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90? Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September/October 2011

($18) Medium-deep yellow-gold. Musky, rich aromas of ginger, passion fruit, pear and white flowers. Then uncommonly rich and densely packed, with earthy pear and tea leaf flavors lifted by a floral note. Finishes with a long, velvety, almost unctuous mouthfeel but picks up a strongly vegetal green streak and mounting tannins at the back. Still, I was very impressed by this wine's concentration.. This is the second native grape included in the Adriatico lineup of wines. The wine is made by Bastianich and Emilio Del Medico, with the consulting help of Maurizio Castelli.

88 Points | Wine Spectator
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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