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Ronco del Gelso Pinot Grigio Sot lis Rivis 2006 – 2015

featured, Italy: North, Verticals & Retrospectives

Ian D'Agata, Oct 2017

Ronco del Gelso’s wines belong in the top tier of their respective categories. The Pinot Grigio Sot lis Rivis is an especially noteworthy white that once again proves that Italy’s best examples of its oft-maligned yet incredibly popular Pinot Grigio can be world-class drinks.

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Friuli Venezia Giulia: A Wine Smorgasbord

featured, Italy: North

Ian D'Agata, May 2018

No other region in Italy offers as large a selection of outstanding white wines from so many different grape varieties as Friuli Venezia Giulia does, while the region’s native red grapes yield wines that are equally distinctive.

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Friuli: It Is What It Is, Part 1

featured, Italy: North

Antonio Galloni, Jun 2015

Friuli’s oenological landscape is one of the most diverse and multi-faceted in Italy. An extraordinary range of sites and microclimates, along with influences from neighboring Slovenia and Austria, yields wines that at their best are compelling. That is the good news.

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Miani Ribolla Gialla Pettarin: 2000 – 2015

featured, Verticals & Retrospectives

Ian D'Agata, Dec 2017

For my money, Miani proprietor Enzo Pontoni makes Italy’s greatest white wines. None of Pontoni’s other wines showcase his amazing talent more than the Ribolla Gialla. Concentrated and complex yet also crystalline, Pontoni’s Ribolla is light years ahead of everyone else’s.

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Vinous Table: La Subida, Cormòns, Italy

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Antonio Galloni, Aug 2013

La Subida is one of ‘my don’t’ miss spots in Northern Italy. Located in the hills of Cormòns, in the heart of the Friulian Collio, La Subida captures so much of what makes the Collio such an interesting and intriguing region.

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Vinous Table: Tavernetta all’Androna, Grado, Italy

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Antonio Galloni, Aug 2013

Grado is one of the prettiest and most quaint towns in northern Italy. Located just off the main church, Tavernetta all’Androna remains the best place to enjoy the numerous bounties of the Adriatic.

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Vinous Table: Trattoria de Toni, Grado, Italy

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Antonio Galloni, Jul 2013

Grado’s pedestrian zone is one of the nicest places to take a stroll in this small, picturesque fishing town on Friuli’s Adriatic coast. The boardwalk is dotted with restaurants of all kinds, ice cream shops and coffee bars. For a great meal, we always head to de Toni, where proprietor Massimo Gaddi and his staff offer a menu of local specialties that showcase best of the region’s pristine fish and seafood. The outdoor seating in the summer makes for a quintessentially Italian experience that captures the essence of la dolce vita.

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Vinous Table: Da Nando, Friuli, Italy

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Antonio Galloni, Dec 2010

Da Nando is an institution in Friuli. Even after all these years, the food and wine are well worth a visit. Proprietor Ivan Uanetto is a larger than life character whose booming voice and equally outsize personality fill up the room. Da Nando is the kind of place that is typical of the Italian provinces. The menu is essentially useless; instead diners should rely on the waiters to recommend what is outstanding on any given day. I usually start and finish with the antipasti, which consists of 5-6 courses that are more than enough for a meal. On the occasions I have ventured into the pastas and meat courses I have rarely been disappointed.


Borgo del Tiglio – A Study in Whites: 1982-2011

featured, Verticals & Retrospectives, Italy

Antonio Galloni, Nov 2013

Borgo del Tiglio is one of the world’s greatest estates. Proprietor Nicola Manferrari crafts brilliant, chiseled whites that capture the essence of some of Friuli’s most compelling terroirs.

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Miani’s Friulano Filip and Buri: 1991-2014

featured, Italy: North, Verticals & Retrospectives

Ian D'Agata, Jan 2017

No other estate in Italy boasts a line-up of white wines as strong as Enzo Pontoni’s at Miani. His Friulano is the country’s greatest example of this wine. Magnificently deep, multilayered and unctuous, it offers a textbook example of Pontoni’s talent as well as a glimpse of the heights this variety can reach.