Borgo del Tiglio

Collio Bianco

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Friuliano, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
Flavors & Quality
White Peach White Peach
Ginger Ginger
Mineral Mineral
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Palate Character

Balance & Finesse 1 Rich & Full 2 Light & Bright 2 Smooth & Silky 2 Round & Fleshy 2 Tone & Backbone 2 Powerful & Extracted 2 Bright & Crisp 2
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This is a predominantly Balance & Finesse wine, but it shares structural nuances of Rich & Full as described in the tasting note below.

Tasting Notes

Full-bodied with acidity that follows suit. The Borgo del Tiglio Collio Bianco straddles Balance & Finesse and Rich & Full, with layers of white peach, ginger, lemongrass, mineral, honey, and spice notes that linger in the long finish.

Pale Straw Yellow
Friuliano, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc
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Why this wine made the cut…
An exemplar to the quality and intensity of northern Italian wine.
Friuli, Italy
Better known by its former moniker, ‘Tocai Friuliano’, Friuliano is native to Friuli, northern Italy exhibiting a perfume, and pear-like aromas with slight bitter almond notes on the finish. It can greatly range in style from Light and Crisp to more Balance & Finesse or even slightly Rich & Full Palate Characters--the crisp acidity offsets the potential richness.
Riesling is one of the greatest, long-lived white wines in the world, highly expressive of the nuances of its respective terroir. The wines are generally relatively low to moderate in alcohol with crisp acidity and full of flavor and extract. Stylistically, it can vary from bone dry to quite sweet, and with age can develop intense aromatics. Because Riesling is so expressive of the terroir from where it is grown, it can show a potential mix of floral, fruity, intensely mineral, smoky and/or spicy aromas and flavors depending on the soil, climate, and exposure.
Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc is grown throughout the world, and can have a wide range of aromas and flavors that vary depending on the terroir. It is most famous for White Bordeaux and the wines of the Loire Valley. The wines are typically Bright & Crisp, dry, and can vary from citrus fruit and pitted fruit, grass, mineral, herbs, and gooseberries. It is versatile with food, pairs particularly well with herbs and garlic, and is most famous for how well it marries with fresh goat cheese.
Country / State
Borgo del Tiglio
Nicola Manferrari

Borgo Del Tiglio

Friuli, Italy

Nicola Manferrari originally followed the family vocation in pharmacology, but it was never something he was passionate about, rather it was more of a nod to family tradition. 

In 1981, when Nicola’s father died,  he was put in charge of his father’s winemaking ‘hobby’, including five hectares of land with three hectares of vines.  Nicola had previously been fired by his from the pharmacy for various reasons, but he was ultimately fired a last time because of his passion for making winemaking, eventually making some of most interesting mineral driven wines in the Collio. 

The Bianco Collio is a mix of Friulano, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc. The vineyards are densely planted, and low yielding.  The resulting grapes are hand-picked, gravity flow is used in the cellars to not disturb the must, and then it is vinified in small wood barrels, and resting on their lees for nine or ten months before being blended together in larger barrels.