Starting September 11, taste wines by your favorite winemakers every Friday this fall!
The north-eastern region of Friuli is renowned for being home to some of Italy’s most avant-garde winemakers, but there are still some producers whose commitment to tradition allows them to stand out from the crowd. Ronco dei Tassi’s Fabio Coser is a perfect example: a firm believer in terroir, he produces wines which typify the area.
Ronco dei Tassi is located in the province of Gorizia near the Slovenian border, where the area’s sandy subsoil is ideal for Coser’s careful cultivation and selection of local and international varieties. The results are modern, balanced wines, which have helped make the label a leader in the region: Fabio has the awards to prove it!
Fabio Coser (center) samples wine in the cellar with sons Matteo and Enrico. Enrico heads the popular “Clic” line of wines (also available at Vino).
Though famed for his mono-varietal whites and the award-winning blend Fosarin, Coser also produces the Bordeaux-inspired Cjarandon and the rare dessert wine, Picolit. Taste five of Fabio’s wines at Vino this Friday from 5:30pm. The complete Ronco dei Tassi range will be available at a remarkable 20% off!
Pinot Grigio 2008 Ronco dei Tassi
was $24, now $19.20
Fabio Coser uses only top fruit for the monovarietal bottling (the same that he uses for his top blend Fosarin). This excellent expression of Pinot Grigio shows beautiful fruit and nice acidity and is a great food wine.
Malvasia 2007 Ronco dei Tassi
was $24, now $19.20
Coser was so pleased with the 2005 vintage that he decided to make a 100% Malvasia for the first time in 2006. A traditional approach to winemaking and careful selection of fruit result in a superior expression of Malvasia, which is traditionally vinified as a dry wine in Friuli.
Fosarin 2007 Ronco dei Tassi
was $30, now $24
The sandy subsoil of Friuli’s Collio Goriziano appellation is ideal for the cultivation of both indigenous and international grape varieties. The 2005 and 2006 vintages of Fosarin were awarded Gambero Rosso’s coveted Tre Bicchieri prize.
Cjarandon 2004 Ronco dei Tassi
was $39, now $31.20
Cjarandon takes its name from the vineyard site where the grapes for this “Super Friulian” red are grown: a low-yield, gently barriqued blend of Merlot with smaller amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
Picolit 2005 Ronco dei Tassi
was $45, now $36
A difficult grape variety to cultivate resulting in an increasingly rare wine, Picolit continues to be an important part of the Coser family’s output. Made from 100% dried (passito) grapes, the wine achieves its rich, warm color thanks to aging in small oak barrels that have been used previously for Chardonnay grapes.
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RONCO DEI TASSI
Friday, September 11