Italian Pick of The Week
Borgo Conventi 2007 Friulano, Collio DOC, Friuli
During the 1970s winemakers in Friuli proved the aesthetic and commercial viability of monovarietals that showcased the region’s unique mesoclimates and cultural influences. One of the most succesful was Tocai Friulano, which by current EU fiat must be labeled as Friulano to distinguish it from Hungarian Tokaj.
The Borgo Conventi is classic Collio, melding a faintly effervescent minerality from the hills of Goriziano with a lip smacking salinity born of the maritime climate of the northern Adriatic. Well defined pear and melon flavors are supported by crisp acidity that keeps the soft texture from becoming sappy. Lively and refreshing from start to finish…and a summery complement to a plateof salumi with melon, or as an aperatif.