Vignai da Duline Friuli-Venezia Giulia Refosco 'Morus Nigra' 2014
Headed by Lorenzo Mocchiutti and Federica Magrini, Vignai da Duline farms seven hectares in Italy’s Friuli region, implementing a holistic, chemical-free approach to their farming. Grapes are hand-harvested and sorted, with fermentations executed naturally. The 2014 ‘Morus Nigra’ is made from organic fruit, aged 11 months on its lees in oak; complex and aromatic, with flavors of dark fruit, white pepper, and spicy, floral undertones.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Italy's northeastern-most corner, where the Slavic, the Austro-Hungarian and the 'Italian' all meet in the cuisine and the wines – including, most notably, some of Italy's greatest varietal whites.