Recommendation For YouVie di Romans Chardonnay 2011 Friuli Venezia Giulia; Italy Regularly $39.99 NOW $34.99
Of the hottest wine trends in recent
years, one has been quite noticeable â€“ Italian Chardonnays. In fact, theyâ€™re
so hot, they have made their way on to both Wine Spectatorâ€™s and Wine
Enthusiastâ€™s Top 100 lists!
Indisputably, the driving
development stems from their homogenous, full-spectrum taste profile â€“
balanced concentrations of fruit flavors with subtle oak aromas and a crisp, lively finish â€“ achieved solely by â€śgrande talentoâ€ť (highly-talented)
Italian winemakers using modern techniques and equipment. So itâ€™s only fit,
these distinctive and impeccable Chards have grabbed the recent attention of
many wine reviewers of many wine publications.
The Friuliâ€“Venezia Giulia (Italy's
most north-eastern region) is one of the 20 wine zones of Italy; and the home
of Vie di Romans. On these central plains below towering Alps
(pictured), their Chardonnay grapes thrive as they bask in the bright, warm
sun. The terrain, characterized by rocky, arid and permeable soils, gave the
grapes a vital, structured-minerality prevalent in Italian whites.
But over and above the Friuli
terroir, has been the unswerving dedication of the Gallo family to the estate;
and dating back over a century, it has been rooted in the labor and
determination of family members. Most prominent is Gianfranco Gallo (pictured),
who has carefully managed the estate since 1978. In recent years, he has
introduced radical and far-reaching viticultural programs painstakingly devoted
to winemaking practices. In turn, those initiatives have given the stamp of
unique personality to the wines of Vie di Romans!
â€śThe flagship 2011 Vie di Romans
Chardonnay is drop-dead gorgeous. As always, the style is rich, broad
and ample, but all the elements fall into place beautifully. Tangerine,
white truffle, mint, smoke and butter all meld together in a Chardonnay endowed
with exceptional beauty and depth. French oak adds support and texture
but does not dominate. What a beautiful wine this is. Drink 2013 â€“
2021.â€ť â€“ 95 pts. Antonio Galloni
hand-picked wine is ready to ship.
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