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  • Elena Fucci only produce one wine, all of which comes from their 6ha in the Titolo vineyard - the best vineyard in the Vulture region with its vines situated near the top of the volcano, Mt Vulture, at high altitudes (600m). The winemaking is traditional and the wine is aged for 12 months in small barrels and larger oak casks. Stylistically though this is relatively modern with plenty of dark and rich fruit balanced with hints of savoury herbs.

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    This cuvée comes from the oldest and highest vineyard of Ciro Picariello, from almost 700 metres altitude. The `906` represents the number of the plot registered with local land registry. Cool nights, fresh winds, low yields and a late harvest mean this juice is intense, vibrant, mineral and packed with personality. Aged in steel rather than oak, it’s freshness and energy get the tastebuds working. Tiny volumes of this cuvée are made. Drink from 2016

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    Layered in the glass, with aromas of peach, ripe pear and white flowers. The complexity and intrigue keeps coming as it opens in the glass. Tropical notes continue on the palate, which has nice weight but is well controlled. Beautifully crafted and a textbook example of how good Friulano can be. Pairs well with a variety of different foods, even bitter ones (chicory, radicchio).

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  • Delicate attack - sweet citrus fruit, peaches, slate with invigorating acidity. This has distinct saline notes that you often find in Sauvignon from here. The delicacy is enhanced by vinification in wood and means it works well with delicate seafood and meats (protecting the flavours rather than attacking them with aggressive aromatics).

  • A selection of the best barrels, the Selezione has ripe, yet delicate tropical aromas, with a hint of butter, white flowers, caramel and a developing nuttiness. Succulent acidity and defined minerality mid-end palate keeps the rich fruit reigned in. Bold yet precise flavours and still very fresh.

  • The estate did not bottle any Malvasia Italo & Bruno (Selezione) in 2017, and instead assembed it all into the into the white label Malvasia. This so this wine is absolutely great price.

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    This is 40% Friuliano, 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Riesling. This is a sensational, intricate wine, with a pronounced, herbaceous nose and notes of mandarin, mint and white flowers. It’s all about the texture. It has a beautiful, weighty, silky mouthfeel. The minerality kicks in on the mid palate and there’s a hint of blackcurrant leaf on the endless finish. Precise, multi-layered and a very poised example. Will get even better with some bottle age.

  • The estate’s flagship red (old vine Merlot) is fermented and macerated for a long time in open oak vats. It then spends two years in new barrels, and after bottling spends at least 18 months in bottle before being released. Generous, jammy fruit exudes from this ethereal, medium bodied wine. Layers of grilled herbs, smoked paprika and minerality are wrapped up with melting, fine, sweet tannins. It is vibrant yet graceful and will age for many years to come.

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    This is a blend of 50-50-Schiopettino and Refosco. An explosive and complex nose – blackberries and violets opens into stony minerality, blueberry compote and white pepper spice. The tannins are solid but silky and there is a vibrant freshness, that comes from the Refosco. This is a complex, structured wine which is a true expression of the incredible terroir that they have. The 2008 we tried recently was superb and still full of life.

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    An open, appealing nose, rich in (black) cherry fruit, sweet spice and cinnamon. As it opens, there’s a hint of toasted nuts and five spice. Quite a structured attack with more savoury, earthy flavours on the palate and gently gripping tannins. A serious pinot, built to last.

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    This was so impressive that we reserved as much as we could. Sadly only 120 bottles remained, so be quick to get hold of this. Such lightness of touch with notes of mandarin, white peach and the tiniest hint of creamy oak, all with crisp acidity and incredible tension. Stunning.

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  • This dense white is 100% Friuliano, although the label gives no indication of the variety. Mario and his father Ferdinando are passionately focused on vineyard and terroir, and subsequently have bottled their two cru Friulianos under the name of the vineyard. When Mario and Ferdinando went looking for vineyards in the mid-90`s, they knew their vision was centred around old vines and impeccable terroir. They found it in the in the Brazzano di Cormons region, along the Slovenian border, and the two vineyards (Galea and Brazan) are each featured in one of the two cru Friulianos. This is the Brazan vineyard, certified organic since 2007 with vines over 80 years old, the first wine that Mario and Ferdinando ever made. The wine is lightly floral and mineral, with a saline undertone that carries through the wine with a beautiful grapefruit and anise-spice. The Brazan sees 18 months on the lees, which lends the wine a gravitas that will allow for brilliant evolution in the cellar, but is aged in stainless steel, allowing the purity of the fruit to shine through.

  • This dense white is 100% Friuliano, although the label gives no indication of the variety. Mario and his father Ferdinando are passionately focused on vineyard and terroir, and subsequently have bottled their two cru Friulianos under the name of the vineyard. When Mario and Ferdinando went looking for vineyards in the mid-90`s, they knew their vision was centred around old vines and impeccable terroir. They found it in the in the Brazzano di Cormons region, along the Slovenian border, and the two vineyards (Galea and Brazan) are each featured in one of the two cru Friulianos. The Galea vineyard has bigger diurnal temperature swings, giving this wine a saline minerality, with an expressive nose of white plum and apple. The long maturation on the lees lends a soft texture to this wine, developing some earthy undertones on the finish, differentiating it from the Brazan Friuliano.

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    This used to be a 50/50 blend of Barbera and Nebbiolo but from the 2012 vintage it has become a straight Nebbiolo. In both guises it provides a lot of wine for the money. Made without oak, this is a brilliantly pure example. Must be tried.

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    This used to be a 50/50 blend of Barbera and Nebbiolo but from the 2012 vintage it has become a straight Nebbiolo. In both guises it provides a lot of wine for the money. Made without oak, this is a brilliantly pure example. Must be tried.

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    A refreshing, delicate Nebbiolo featuring flavous such as strawberries and dried rose petals with a nice clove, spicy hint driven by Vespolina grape. This is is approachable earlier than the Gattinara, which always needs a year or two longer in bottle, and is drinking already.

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