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.



Ronco Dei Tassi


Collio DOC


40% Tocai Friulano, 20% Malvasia Istriana, 40% Pinot Bianco

Number of bottles produced:

12,500 bottles

Production area:

Fosarin vineyard (6.2 acres), southern exposure


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

Age of vines:

50 years


1.5-1.6 kg per vine




Fermentation in stainless steel for 18-20 days at controlled temperature followed by malolactic ferementation


Pinot Bianco aged in second-hand Allier barriques for approx. 6 months, Malvasia and Friulano aged in stainless steel tanks for 6 months

Alcohol content:



Arenaceous marl

Time of harvest:

Late September



Recent press reviews


Ronco Dei Tassi Fosarin Bianco Collio DOC 2019

Italian Wine Report (94)- "Named for the eponymous vineyard, this is a blend of 40% Pinot Bianco, 40% Friulano and 20% Malvasia Istriana. Bright, medium-intense yellow; aromas of golden apple, wet stone and goldenrod tea. Medium-full with excellent concentration, this offers beautiful texture, excellent persistence and wonderful Collio typicity. The finish offers notes of basil and pea. Pair with rich seafood or and enjoy over the next 5-7 years."


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."


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."