SOLD OUTMonte Volpe 1998 Tocai Friulano
Featured in our Gold Wine of the Month Club
- Mendocino AVA
- Silver Medal — Mendocino County Fair
- Special Selection — Gold Medal Wine Club
- Mendocino County
- 86% Tocai Friulano, 14% Pinot Blanco
- 5 months in French Oak
- Cases Produced
- Enjoy Until
Tocai is a native of the Friuli Province in northeastern Italy on the border of Slovenia, part of the former Yugoslavia. Tocai is known to the Friulans as “the brother of the Sauvignon” because of the growing characteristics of the vines; however that is where all similarity ends. Collio, the most mountainous region of Friuli is where the wines reach their plateau. The wines are richly honeyed and floral.
The 1998 Tocai Friulano is an intensely fruity and rich wine that greets you with aromas of grapefruit, allspice and honeysuckle and unveils a subtle complexity of toasty, creamy oak. Balanced acidity and a lingering finish make this wine a benchmark for all other Tocai’s to pursue. The wine pairs deliciously with dishes from the Pacific Rim, Thai salmon curry, steamed Dungeness crab and garlicky clams.
Sun Dried Tomato Sauce
A perfect selection of simple and fresh ingredients to make this wonderful sun dried tomato sauce. Pour it over pasta and pair it with the Monte Volpe Sangiovese.View Recipe
Winemaker Greg Graziano came up with this recipe for a satisfying, melded flavor of a long-simmered stew. Part of the explanation is that the garlic cloves are cooked whole and then mashed into the sauce. You'll always get a mellower flavor from whole cloves than from chopped or crushed garlic.View Recipe