The finest example

The finest example


2019 Cosa Nostra Friulano

“Whole bunch pressed to old oak before lingering until a wild ferment kicked in. Malolactic had its way as a softening agent, before 4 months on full solids provided tension and texture.  The result is sumptuous.  A mid to yellow hue portends of what is to come: ripe apricot, bitter almond, lemon and some fennel to toasted nuttiness.  Ripe and billowing across the mouth, this is at once a generous wine as much as it is a highly refined one.  Richer than its alcohol suggests, this is by far the finest example crafted from this variety on these shores.  My score is for sheer deliciousness and ambition.”

Ned Goodwin, Halliday magazine, July 2020


“This is quite a funky wine with a very minimal winemaking approach.  I’m really keen to work with Italian varietals – most are well suited to our climate and create interesting, food-friendly wines, which I think is the case here.  The wild ferment, old oak and extended lees contact has created a rich and complex style that would pair well with ‘vignole’ (a spring vegetable stew), the traditional Veneto match for this Northern Italian varietal.”

Adrian Santolin, winemaker