In Friuli’s Colli Orientali, Alessandra Felluga produces wines which proudly showcase the Veneto wine region of north-eastern Italy. Characterised by intense fruit and acidity, thanks to low yields, and minerality from the rich soil, Castello di Buttrio wines are best known for their single-variety bottlings of indigenous grapes - white Friulano and Ribolla Gialla, red Refosco and Pignolo. However, it also produces excellent Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as growing Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, for use in the red of the two blends.
Hailed a curvy, racy beauty from Antonio Galloni and a fascinating wine from Monica Larner, Sassicaia 2017 is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Sassicaia 2017 is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. In her preview assessment of the wine, Larner describes incredibly well the tension existing from vintner and vintage and how, like...more