JS92 James Suckling
An unusually fragrant, floral and elegant dry white for this appellation in 2017. I love the fruit-salad juiciness on the palate and the long, clean finish.
Full yellow in color with fascinating golden and greenish highlights, this wine offers elegant, intense and captivating aromas. The varietal expression of citrus, tomato leaves and almond is enriched by fruit notes of gooseberry, apricot, kiwi, yellow peach, and by flower aromas of lemon blossom, jasmine, antique rose, and citrus aromas of bergamot and citron peel. On the palate, it is complex and lively, with a soft attack and growing freshness. Notes of ripe Golden apple, dried fruit and vanilla fuse together with balsamic hints of sage and thyme. Pleasant tannins and good persistence with a slightly bitter note in the finish and citrus aftertaste.
Traditionally drunk as an aperitif in Friuli, this wine is a great match with prosciutto crudo, salami and other sliced meats. Also pairs pleasantly with fish dishes and fresh and fatty cheeses.