2010 Blason Malvasia Friuli-Venezia-Giulia

SKU #1068456

17.5/20 points Decanter: "This aromatic variety shows great freshness and typicity. Fragrant and mineral it has a delicate palate of nectarines and granny smith apples. Shows great elegance." Jan 11, 2012 Giovanni Blason and his consulting enologist Andrea Rossi have turned this 37-acre property into a juggernaut of affordable quality wines. Giovanni and his wife Valentina own this winery in Gradisca d’Inzonzo, 3.75 miles from the Slovenian border and about 20 miles north of Trieste. This white offers such intense floral aromatics, with, jasmine, elderflowers, and lime blossoms, you'd guess that there would be some correlating sweetness on the palate, but this one from Blason is absolutely dry. Great with cheese!

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By: Mike Parres |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/26/2012  | Send Email
This wine has floral hints and touches of almond and very refreshing with intriguing aromatics, balance and a good finish. Perfect for grilled seafood and calamari.

By: Jim Barr |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 1/18/2012  | Send Email
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The wines from the Blasons, which Greg St. Clair discovered ten years ago, are distinctive and delicious. This Malvasia shows wonderful aromas of lime zest, melon,Chilean jasmine and spice. In the mouth, this Gem shows amazing complexity of fruit with excellent acid structure. It is dry, mouthwatering and crisp on the finish and is just a joy to consume. Try it with shellfish, particularly crab; it is a perfect match. Eby wants this Gem to be our house white for crab season. 13% ABV (Jim Barr)
Drink from 2012 to 2015

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Other White Wines

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Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
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Friuli-Venezia-Giulia