Collio Studio di Bianco, Borgo del Tiglio

Collio Studio di Bianco, Borgo del Tiglio

This wine is the result of winemaker Nicola Manferrari’s dream to produce a world-class wine capable of developing with age. However, before he could reach his goal he had to deal with one of Friulano’s inherent limitations: Friulano needs to be picked ripe to have fully developed flavours, but if picked too ripe, the wines risked lacking acidity. Nicola experimented by combining Friulano with Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling to provide the structure. Initially, he was expecting there to be a clash between the aromatic styles of Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, however, he was delighted by how these grapes mixed, revealing a completely new character. Barrel-fermented in French oak the aroma of the wine is dominated by shades of ripe fruit, mint, sage, almond flower and pine; elegant, with a fine acidity, it shows ripe, white peach and an intense minerally finish. The 2013 was awarded 93+ Robert Parker Points by Monica Lamer in May 2016.

  • Type: White
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Vintage: 2013/2014
  • Producer: Borgo del Tiglio
  • Primary grape: Friulano
  • Secondary grape: Sauvignon Blanc
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £55.20
  • Code: 30037
  • Expression: Crystal