Borgo del Tiglio, Chardonnay 2020


This wine is made by one of Italy's best white wine producers. And it's one of their best wines.

A chardonnay that delivers Burgundy-like thrills combined with the raciness of northern Italy's mineral-rich soils and the gentle warmth of the Adriatic breezes, this is a wine that sits among the very finest whites in the world.

It is rich, broad and structured with notes of ripe orchard fruit, melon and pineapple with amazing length, balance and a gorgeously round texture. It has incredible aging potential.

The wines of Borgo del Tiglio are from the subzone of Collio, which is one of the two stellar regions in Friuli Venezia Giulia. Set in hills toward the Slovenian boarder, the best slopes face south, toward the top of the Adriatic sea near Trieste. Here, Nicola Manferrari has worked out his vision of the terroir over the past four decades.

When he took on the family farm after his father's sudden death, the grapes they grew were sold in bulk to mass-production wineries. Unimpressed by the style of wines being made from his grapes, he wanted to make wines that were livelier, fuller and yet, still expressive of his region. He planted Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling to add flavour and acidity to the often underwhelming Friulano. He then planted Chardonnay with a very definite decision to make wines in the form of Burgundy. at the time, blending was uncommon in most of Friuli, but has since become accepted practice as the best way to extract the highest potential from the Collio subzone. That's the impact he has had on the region. And his Chardonnay project has spawned multiple imitations from the many fans of his wines in the region. Indeed, the quality from the estate regularly keeps the wines at the very top table of the world's white wines. Not bad for a man who trained as a pharmacist.

Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia

Country: Italy

Grape(s): Chardonnay

Style: Medium Bodied, Iconic, Fruity, Fresh, Elegant, Complex

Best food matches: Shellfish, Seafood, Scallops, Poultry, Lobster, Lamb, Hard Cheeses, Fine Dining, Christmas Dinner, Charcuterie

Alcohol: 13.5%

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When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

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Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.