A tightly wound balance of minerality and citrus, evolving over time into a more viscous expression of wildflowers, clover honey and mature pear. The palate sensations are more like those of a red wine. Its tannic structure and acidic backbone lend it no only immediate impact but also a long life. Vespa Bianco can be further aged up to 7-10 years after the vintage.
Wine & Spirits 93 points - The 2013 Vespa Bianco, a blend of 45% Chardonnay, 45% Sauvignon and 10% Picolit, offers lovely textural richness and depth, yet stays light on its feet. Exotic floral notes meld into a core of succulent peach and apricot, while smoke, petrol and slate add complexity on the open-knit, inviting finish.
The 2013 Vespa Bianco is a landmark wine that is symbolic of the region's immense wine potential. This blend of 45% Chardonnay, 45% Sauvignon and 10% Picolit offers beautiful richness and opulence with shapely aromas of stone fruit, honey, preserved lemon and toasted almond.
|Roasted turkey, duck and pork. Shellfish, especially lobster and scallops. Mushroom based dishes, like mushroom risotto. Elegant cheese-dressed pastas.
|The Bastianich winery, founded in 1997, strives to understand the history and culture of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and take it to a new level. Restaurateur Joseph Bastianich with his mother, the renowned chef Lidia Bastianich, bought a vineyard in Buttrio, a town in the Colli Orientali DOC. The family is very precise in their winemaking, controlling yields so that each individual vine produces one bottle of wine. They employ traditional manual
methods in the vineyard and create wines that express the character of the land.