2011 Ermacora Friulano Colli Orientali del Friuli

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The wines of Ermacora are absolute steals for their price to quality ratios, which is why we continue to bring them in direct, vintage after vintage. Their Friulano exibits all the classic spicy/sweet herbaciousness of the grape with honeydew melon and assorted tree fruits on the nose. The 2011 shows a nice balance of richness and flavor on the palate, with crisp acidity and an intense mineral vein adding focus and drive to the finish. As with the Pinot Bianco, this will evolve beautifully over the course of a few years in bottle, but patience is not necessary to begin enjoying this wine as it is fresh, delicious and ready to drink now.

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Staff Image By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 11/30/2012 | Send Email
Now that this has been around for a few months this wine has finally come together, as it always does. Subtle fruit backed by a savory note, a vein of minerality and fresh acidity. Think Poultry or pork for dinner.

Staff Image By: Illya Haase | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/24/2012 | Send Email
One of Italy's favorite producers! The Ermacora Friulano shows aromas ranging from green apple and pear to more rounded apricot, peach, or even tropical fruit. But, its the mineral and crisp acidity that keeps me coming back for more! Perfect for a summer shrimp salad.

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