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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
 
Appellation
Mendocino County
Grapes
86% Tocai Friulano, 14% Pinot Blanco
Aged
5 months in French Oak
Cases Produced
1,072
Enjoy Until
2003+


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.

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