2015 Vigna Traverso Sottocastello Bianco Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC$56.30
80% Chardonnay, 20% Sauvignon Blanc. Deep golden yellow. Extremely elegant wine with complex aromas reminiscent of ripe fruit, wild flowers and Asian spices, which blend well with the oak wood toasting. Firm, well-rounded structure, plush on the palate.
A fine accompaniment to seafood (in particular baked fish), smoked dishes and poultry.
96 points Luca Maroni
2011 Vigna Traverso Schioppettino di Prepotto Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC$52.60
100% Schioppettino. Matures in stainless steel tanks and barrels for around 8 months. Aged for a further few months in the bottle. Ruby red tending towards purple. Typical berry fragrance especially of raspberry and bilberry. Intense, acerbic palate.
Excellent with typical Friuli dishes, game and mature cheeses.
2 Bicchieri Rossi Gambero Rosso 2016
2011 Vigna Traverso Cabernet Franc Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC$39.90
100% Cabernet Franc. Matures in stainless steel tanks and used barrels for approx. 8 months. Aged further in the bottle for several months before sale.
In the Friuli region this noble French grape variety has found its ideal microclimate in which to best express its characteristic features. Its ruby red to purplish colour and grassy aromas render it quite unique. As the wine ages, its characteristic fruity and spicy tones – green pepper and nutmeg come to the fore. Austere, assertive body, with pleasing tannins.
Perfect with grilled meat, roasts, flavourful dishes and mature cheeses, which exalt its full, powerful flavour.
2 Bicchieri Rossi Gambero Rosso 2015
3 Grappoli Bibenda 2015
2014 Vigna Traverso Troj Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC$39.90
40% Merlot, 30% Refosco, 30% Schioppettino. Matures in stainless steel tanks and barrels for around 8 months. Aged further in the bottle for a few months before sale.
Deep ruby red colour. Well-rounded, robust fragrance, with notes reminiscent of black cherry and raspberry. Full-bodied flavour, which improves significantly as the wine ages, acquiring pleasant, peppery overtones, structured, sapid and fruity.
Perfect partner for a wide range of dishes, particularly cured, roasted and grilled meats.
Silver Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2018
2012 Vigna Traverso Sottocastello Rosso Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC$74.90
100% Merlot. Aged 18 months in new French oak.
Gorgeous deep red colour. Rich fragrance reminiscent of raspberry and blackberry. Hints of crushed espresso coffee bean, chocolate and a rustic note of carob seed emerge further with ageing. Velvety, well-balanced body, with mellow, polished tannins. It reveals an elegant and intriguing side with more mixed spice and fruit energy than you might find in Merlot from more southern points in Italy.
Its balanced flavour makes it ideal with most meat, game, roast suckling pig and mature cheeses.
2010 Vigna Traverso Moscato Rosa delle Venezie IGT$36.90
Red dessert wine. 100% Moscato Rosa. Intense, fruity fragrance (in particular plum jam, fig, date & hints of sour cherry) and with the characteristic aroma of this grape variety. Eminently drinkable, not overly sweet.
Exquisitely balanced fragrance and flavour make it ideal with fine biscuits, pastries and fresh fruit dishes.