Due del Monte Friuli Colli Orientali Friulano 2019

  • Friulano from up-and-coming young winery
  • Notes of orchard fruits and wildflowers
  • Perfect entry point into the wines of Friuli

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Due del Monte is a young winery, but their wines have a soul and sense of place that feels much weightier. The project was started by two friends who fell in love with a tiny corner of the Collio region while on vacation. After a few years of collaborating with area winemakers, in 2018, they set up shop themselves. They bought a winery and a few hectares of old vines and got to work crafting minimal intervention, expressive wines.

Their Friulano is exactly as it should be — a welcoming, quaffable white that doesn’t sacrifice complexity for drinkability. It’s rippling with notes of fresh fruit and wildflowers and has a lengthy, satisfying finish. If you’re looking for a taste of what’s happening in Friuli beyond the amazing textural orange wines it’s become known for, start with this bottle.