In turning the clock back, Cantina Produttori Cormons have simultaneously turned it forward. Back to the future you might say? Well, following a 5 year repose, the release of its Vintage 2017 announces the long-awaited return of ‘VINO DELLA PACE’.
PIGNOLO has blasted us into another new dimension. The FIFTH to be precise. In our quest to discover the furthest reaches of this native grapes small but complex universe, our 5th BLIND Tasting bears witness to a remarkable 11 NEW entries.
We recently stopped by the Elvio Zani Winery in Faedis, to meet with Claudio Zani, to chat a little more about Refosco di Faedis Reserves and to check out his winery’s ‘thriving’ 120 year old ‘Vigneto Storico’ vineyard.
One month on and the Harvest in Friuli is all but concluded. Those who were, or still are, holding on for a late harvest will have to contend with the aftermath of a September that saw in excess of 400mm of RAIN.
Emilio Bulfon is one of our worlds enduring NATIVEGRAPE HEROES. He’s one of the few who journeyed to the ‘vanishing point’ to recover Friuli’s forgotten bounty. Big descriptor, you say? Yeah well, we save it for the truly worthy.