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Vie di Romans Chardonnay 2011 Friuli Venezia Giulia; Italy Regularly $39.99 NOW $34.99

95pts Antonio Galloni!

Of the hottest wine trends in recent years, one has been quite noticeable – Italian Chardonnays. In fact, they’re so hot, they have made their way on to both Wine Spectator’s and Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 lists!

Indisputably, the driving development stems from their homogenous, full-spectrum taste profile – balanced concentrations of fruit flavors with subtle oak aromas and a crisp, lively finish – achieved solely by “grande talento” (highly-talented) Italian winemakers using modern techniques and equipment. So it’s only fit, these distinctive and impeccable Chards have grabbed the recent attention of many wine reviewers of many wine publications.

The Friuli–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!


“The 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 – 2021.” – 95 pts. Antonio Galloni

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