Lovely 2012 Whites from Collio

Collio Vineyards of Livon looking towards Slovenia (Photo ©Tom Hyland) During my recent visit to the Collio district of Friuli Venezia Giulia, I was able to taste several recently released white wines from the 2012 vintage. 2012 was a warm vintage, but unlike 2011, which was also quite hot, growers received a break with rain in …


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Schiopetto – Top 100

Wine Chateau: Buy wine online with us and save. Carlo Schiopetto (Photo ©Tom Hyland) The hillsides of the Collio district (the word Collio means “hill”), are the home of some of the most vibrant white wines in the world. Here, varieties such as Friulano, Sauvignon (Blanc), Ribolla Gialla, Pinot Bianco and Ribolla Gialla are farmed to … Continue reading Schiopetto – Top 100

Friuli – The Great Whites of Collio and Colli Orientali

Located in the far northeastern reaches of Italy, Friuli is one of the country’s most distinctive wine regions. Though some intriguing reds and a few remarkable dessert wines are made here, it is the singular white wines that give this region its strongest viticultural identity. There are nine different DOC districts in Friuli; the most … Continue reading Friuli – The Great Whites of Collio and Colli Orientali