Wine Details

Ronco Dei Tassi Friulano Collio DOC

Fruilano (the locals still call it Tocai despite the 2007 ruling to ban the use of “Tocai” on the label) is the Fruili region’s most important grape. This white wine is intense and fruity on the nose with elegant perfumes of acacia flowers. In the mouth, it is fleshy and rich with a creamy texture and distinct varietal notes of citrus, pear, liquorice and almond and the classic minerality of the Collio.

Region:

Producer:

Ronco Dei Tassi

Varietal:

100% Friulano DOC

Vineyard:

Montona (7.4 acres)

Yield:

1.5-1.8 kg per vine

Aging:

Predominantly stainless steel, partial malolactic fermentation in used barriques

Alcohol content:

13.5%

Age of vines:

50 years

Soil:

Sandstone marl; south/southeast exposure

Training:

Guyot double-arched cane

Average altitude:

150 meters (492 feet) a.s.l.

Vinification:

Temperature-controlled stainless steel

Recent press reviews

91

Ronco Dei Tassi Friulano Collio DOC 2019

Wine Enthusiast (91)- "Delicate scents evoking yellow peach, citrus, and spring blossom aromas come together on this savory, enveloping white. The fresh, medium-bodied palate shows ripe pear, grapefruit, apricot and a hint of fresh bread dough alongside tangy acidity. It closes on a hazelnut note."

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Ronco Dei Tassi Friulano Collio DOC 2018

James Suckling (90)- "A dense and layered white with aromas and flavors of sliced lemons and limes. Medium body. Tangy and crisp. Drink now. "

91

Ronco Dei Tassi Friulano Collio DOC 2017

James Suckling (91)- "Intense dried-herb and grassy character and overtones of grapefruit and gooseberries give this immediate sauvignon blanc-like appeal. The full bodied-palate is quite composed, though, with an elegant strand of acidity cutting through the round, textured fruit. Drink now. "