2006 Edi Kante Sauvignon Carso

SKU #1049517

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (10/09) Such an evocative varietal and such a unique expression, you can't say it's like NZ or Loire or…….. no, It is Carso. Of the 2006 wines I tasted this wine definitely had the most long term potential, it was a cauldron of molten mineral, braised herbs and powerful spice laden aromatics. Aging for me is critical for this wine to reach its full expression and that will be truly, truly something. Try after 2012 or with lots of decanting now. Edi Kante's wines come from Friuli but if you don't know the Carso Plateau you don't know anything about these wines. Sure Colli Orientali, Collio and Isonzo all have great producers and have intriguing characteristics but the Carso is something extraordinarily different and very special. The Carso Plateau is a 165 square mile outcrop of limestone that gives the wines a vibrant, scintillating feel and heavenly aromatics. The wines are made using a very delicate touch of Old French oak Tonneaux and stainless steel but don't have an expression of wood aromatics at all. Kante is a God amongst producers in this area, highly lauded by Italian critics and has never been concerned with shipping his wines to America. Only through the patience and passion of a local importer did we get these wines. You owe it to yourself to try at least one of these, I know they aren't cheap but wow what an experieince. Greg St.Clair K&L's Italian Buyer

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Other White Wines

Country:

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