Le Vigne di Zamó - Bianco 2020
Le Vigne di Zamò is a family owned winery located in Manzano, one of the most renewed winegrowing areas in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Brothers Pierluigi and Silvano Zamò inherited the estate from their father Tullio, and together with Brigitte, Silvano’s wife, have made Le Vigne di Zamò one of the greatest names of the area. Along with the traditional white varieties that dominate the hills of Friuli Colli Orientali — Ribolla Gialla, Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio — Le Vigne di Zamò is one of the few wineries of this area with 40% of the production focused on red indigenous varieties, some of them very rare, such as Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso and Schioppettino.
The Zamò Bianco is a blend of 50% Friulano, 15% Pinot Grigio, 15% Chardonnay, 10% Riesling and 10% Sauvignon. All grapes are hand harvested and each variety is crushed and vinified separately in stainless steel tanks, then aged separately on lees in used French oak barrels, without malolactic, for six to eight months, then blended and bottled. In the glass the wine shows a lovely mid-lemon color with expressive aromas of just ripe peaches, basil and other green herbs as well as a lovely nutty undertone. On the palate, the wine is medium bodied with juicy fruit concentration and lovely creamy texture to balance the firm, mineral driven acidity. Enjoy with a plate of Montasio cheese and Prosciutto di San Daniele.