Visintini, Franconia, Colli Orientali, Friuli, Italy 2019
100% Franconia (Blaufrankisch)
POMEGRANATE & BLUEBERRY, VIOLETS, BRIGHT & SUBSTANTIAL
Less than four miles from the border of Slovenia, siblings Cinzia, Palmira, and Oliviero continue the work of their great-grandfather who bought the estate in the late 1800’s (though the cellar dates to the 1200’s). Despite its serious history the winery itself is very modern, and their techniques minimal. The biodynamically farmed vines produce grapes that are hand-harvested and fermented in cement tanks, and that’s all they do!
Serving Suggestion: Braised venison w/ a cherry-pancetta reduction. Korean-style short ribs. Quesadilla stuffed w/ mashed potatoes, onions, jalapenos, & monterey jack.