2011 Blason Malvasia Friuli-Venezia-Giulia

SKU #1091592

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: Chris Miller |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 12/1/2012  | Send Email
This might be my pick of the litter of 2011 Blason whites; it has hints of tree fruit (peach, apricot) and citrus fruits (lemon and grapefruit) on the nose, with pretty white flower aromatics. Think honeysuckle and jasmine. The wines fleshes out on the palate and shows some ripe, rich tropical fruit as well. We’ve got quite a medley going at this point, eh? The round mouthfeel, medium acidity and overall balance remind me a lot of Pinot Blanc, with more snap and less of the oily texture. Another wine from Blason that just blows me away in regards to its price to quality ratio. Lovely!!

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Other White Wines

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Italy

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Friuli-Venezia-Giulia