Vigna Petrussa, Friuli Colli Orientali DOC (Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy) Friulano 2019

($30):  The leadership of this family-owned winery is unique.  Hilde Petrussa, the current director, is the third generation of female directors.  This Friulano is equally unique.  It has good weight, stone fruit character, all supported and balanced by excellent acidity.  A ying and yang of a subtle creamy richness and hint of bitterness in the finish just makes it just that much more appealing. Hilde remarks that their Friulano always needs seven to eight months after bottling to show its complexity, which means the 2019 is ideal for drinking now with grilled or roasted fish.
92 Michael Apstein Mar 30, 2021