Awesome 93 Point Sauvignon Blanc From Northern Italy!

“Bone-dry with persistent acidity. One of the best sauvignons in Friuli” 

James Suckling – Former Italian Review for Wine Spectator

We’ve carried the Scarbolo Wines for years at our shop, and we’ve been lucky enough to meet Valter Scarbolo on a number of occassions.  Many of you may be familiar with his family’s Friulano and Cabernet bottlings from Northern Italy in a region called Friuli.

Background/Style:

Friuli is cool climate country, and really shows how distinctive and wonderful Italian white wines can be.

When helping our customers choose a sauvignon blanc, broad categorizations can be made across styles, although most bottlings are usually fresh, clean and crisp in style, with little or no presence of oak.

California versions often have a honeyed component

New Zealand versions often have pronounced grapefruit flavors

French versions are often “minerally” and/or grassy

Italian Sauvignon Blanc is wonderfully neutral, and kind-of combines the other styles.  It generally has a crisp line of lemony acidity, but isn’t overly pungent or tropical.

The 2013 Scarbolo Sauvignon blanc from Friuli is a benchmark for Italian Sauvignon blanc.  There is a little bit of lees stirring to add some body and mouthfeel, which balances out the super-crisp acidity. It’s pleasing to most every sauvignon blanc drinker because it’s always recognizable as classic, but doesn’t stretch too far in any direction!

Modestly priced, it works as a perfect beginning to most any evening!

Please send a reply to nick@highlandfinewine.com if you’d like us to save any for you!

2013 Scarbolo Sauvignon Blanc

100% Sauvignon Blanc – Friuli, Italy

93 Points!

1-5 Bottles – $15.99

6+ Bottles – $14.39 (10% Off)

Arriving Today!

A solid six-pack comes to $86.34 before tax

Jamesuckling.com – 93 Points – James Suckling Reviewer:

“An exotic dry white wine with cherry blossom, olive oil, dried herbs, sea salt, wet stones and dried apricots. Bone-dry with persistent acidity. One of the best sauvignons in Friuli. Drink now.”



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