Wine Details

Ronco Dei Tassi Fosarin Bianco Collio DOC

Fosarin, from six-acre vineyard of the same name, is a blend of roughly equal parts Pinot Bianco and Friulano with 20% Malvasia Istriana. Pinot Bianco undergoes fermentation and a brief aging in used barriques, providing backbone and finesse to the wine. Friulano and Malvasia are vinified only in stainless steel, Friulano delivering mid-palate weight and richness while Malvasia endows the Fosarin with the exotic aromatics (think anise, peach and yogurt) that really drive the wine. Fresh and fruity when young, the blend becomes ample and spicy with age, displaying a rich palate, depth and texture classic of Friuli wines. The Fosarin encompasses all the finest characteristics of the territory from which it comes: a perfectly calibrated wine, impeccable balance between elegance and power, and a satisfyingly sapid and fruity ending. This is Friuli in a glass.

Region:

Producer:

Ronco Dei Tassi

Varietal:

30% Friulano 20% Malvasia 50% Pinot Bianco

Vineyard:

Fosarin (6.2 acres)

Yield:

1.5-1.6 kg per vine

Aging:

Pinot Bianco is aged several months in second hand barriques

Alcohol content:

13.5%

Age of vines:

50 years

Training:

Guyot double-arched cane

Average altitude:

180 meters (590 feet) a.s.l.

Vinification:

Pinot Bianco fermented in second hand barriques, Friulano and Malvasia in stainless steel

Recent press reviews

93

Ronco Dei Tassi Fosarin Bianco Collio DOC 2018

Wine Advocate (93)- "This is the top-shelf white wine from Ronco dei Tassi. The 2018 Collio Bianco Fosarin is a blend of Pinot Bianco, Friulano and Malvasia, released in numbered bottles. Exactly 13,234 bottles and 300 magnums were made, and I tasted bottle number 1,706. There are immediate notes of peach, melon and minty pear. As the wine opens in the glass, it begins to show some nutty aromas and pastry cream. This is a textbook wine from Friuli that gives us an authentic taste of the region's celebrated blended whites. Serve it slightly below room temperature with a platter of local cheeses. I very much enjoyed the Fosarin."

92

Ronco Dei Tassi Fosarin Bianco Collio DOC 2018

James Suckling (92)- "Chamomile, dried pineapple, waxed lemon and a hint of green olive on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with tangy acidity and a layered, saline finish. Drink or hold."

90

Ronco Dei Tassi Fosarin Bianco Collio DOC 2018

Wine Enthusiast (90)- "Graphite, yellow apple and freshly baked bread aromas escape the glass. On the medium-bodied, elegantly structured palate, vibrant acidity accompanies yellow peach, lemon drop candy and grapefruit before a toasted almond close."