Friulano Collio, Borgo del Tiglio

Friulano Collio, Borgo del Tiglio

The Friulano grape has a special place in winemaker Nicola Manferrari’s heart, even though he still thinks of it as Tocai – a name ‘stolen by the European Union’, it is the key grape of the Brazzano area in which he grows his grapes. Friulano poses a conundrum to the winemaker, let it fully ripen and it lacks acidity and feels too soft in the mouth or pick early and miss out on the flavour development. Nicola has spent year’s perfecting the vinification of his Friulano wines which are now considered benchmarks of the variety and region. Much of this work occurs in the vineyard, the reduction of yields and elimination of non-organic fertilisers being just two of the measures. Refreshingly dry, with a slightly bitter note and fantastic, almost saline minerality, this shows great complexity and elegance.

  • Type: White
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Vintage: 2012/2013
  • Producer: Borgo del Tiglio
  • Primary grape: Friulano
  • Screwcap: Cork
  • Bottle size: 75cl
  • List price: £22.64
  • Code: 30032
  • Expression: Crystal