Sauvignon Superiore, 2017. Ca' Bolani

Sauvignon Superiore, 2017. Ca' Bolani

Item #: L0719W3II
Vintage: 2017
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard/Appellation: Friuli Aquieleia D.O.C., Italy
Color: Pale Straw, Greenish Tinge
Nose: Stone Fruit, Fresh Herbs
Palate: Pronounced Fruit, Granite
Finish: Delightfully Long
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2024/Seafood, Fowl, Light Meats/13% Alcohol by Volume

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Tenuta Ca' Bolani was named after the Bolani family, who founded the winery in the 17th century. The estate is now owned by Zonin, one of the largest wineries in Italy. They are also one of the best. You can't go wrong with any wine they put their name on.

The Bolani vineyard is the largest in northeastern Italy, at 1,500 acres. When Zonin purchased it in 1970, Fruili wasn't known by most people outside of Italy. Today it is considered the finest area for the finest white wines in the country. It was quite a purchase for Zonin, as the Bolani vineyard today is probably worth more than what the entire Zonin company was worth in 1970.

It really doesn't matter which grape they're growing. Whether it's Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc, Friulano or Sauvignon Blanc, the winemakers have such pinpoint accuracy in bringing out the expression of the varietal that you almost can't believe what you are tasting. Believe it.

Our favorite of all of them is Sauvignon Blanc. The flavors and nuances brought to the glass via the soil, climate and dedication of the enlightened winemakers can't be overstated. It's as close to White Bordeaux as you'll get at a fraction of the price. This is not idle praise, just the truth.

One whiff, and you're enchanted by aromas of passion fruit, grapefruit, white nectarine and fresh herbs. All that is promised in the nose is delivered on the palate with stunning results. Quite simply, it just doesn't get any better.