Ca ‘Bolani sits on the Italian coast, in the heart of the Aquileia Doc near the border of Slovenia. It was acquired by the famous Zonin family of Veneto as their first acquisition outside the region, and they quickly turned it into what it is today – one of the crown jewels of Friulian viticulture. They lined the estate with 999 cypress trees that celebrate and protect an extraordinary biodiversity. It’s truly a brand that continues to grow each year as it gains fans with its commitment to bringing extraordinary elegance at such reasonable prices.
For my money, there aren’t many $15 Pinot Grigios within the same stratosphere here. In case you haven’t noticed, your favorite Alto Adige PGs are starting to average out closer to $25/bottle – a price that most people would’ve thought was insane.
Of course, you’re seeing this kind of stuff everywhere, but when there’s truly pure, elegant mouthwatering Pinot Grigio out there for $15/bottle, you’d be crazy not to scoop it up!
This one is so fruit friendly. It leads with beautiful notes of stone fruit, lemon, lime, and some acacia flowers. It’s delicate, but still full on the mouth, with good structure, freshness, and intensity.
Paul-Henry’s 2022 Sancerre la Croix au Garde is a beauty. Medium-body with a racy burst of citrus and stone fruit at the beginning, with laser-like focus and a razor sharp minerality that pierces throughout the mouth through to the finish. It’s a bright, fresh Sancerre that’s not too weighty but has plenty of nuance and even some depth. No doubt, it’s one you can enjoy for the next decade.
#70 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2023
91 Points, James Suckling – 90 Points, Wine Spectator
“This light-on-its-feet white is dry, tangy and orangey, with blood orange granita, orange blossoms and juicy tangerine acidity accented by hints of fresh tarragon and salty mineral. Drink now.”
91 Points, Tasting Panel – 90 Points, Wine Spectator – 90 Points, Wine & Spirits
“This Sauvignon Blanc offers satisfyingly deep, persistent, keenly defined flavors and refreshingly bright acidity. The aromas are lifted and true to the variety without being overly pungent, and the finish effectively integrates melon and citrus notes.”