Visintini, Franconia, Colli Orientali, Friuli, Italy 2017
100% Franconia (Blaufrankisch)
POMEGRANATE & BLUEBERRY, VIOLET PERFUME, BRIGHT & SUBSTANTIAL
Less than than four miles from the border of Slovenia, siblings Cinzia, Palmira, and Oliviero continue the work of their great-grandfather, Domenico, who bought the estate in the late 1800’s (though their cellar dates to the 1200’s). Despite its serious history the winery itself is very modern; the grapes are hand-harvested and fermented in cement tanks, and that’s all they do! With certified organic vines moving toward biodynamic, the Visintinis continue their legacy.
Serving Suggestion: Braised venison w/ cherry-pancetta reduction. Pizza with feta, gorgonzola, & spicy sausage. Korean-style short ribs.