Borgo del Tiglio di Nicola Manferrari, Azienda Agricola
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Immaculately translucent yellow straw with glints of green, remains youthful in appearance, a slight diminishing of hue at the rims. The nose is crisp in feel but comes off as unfocused, underripe apple, pear, to persimmon scents, chalk dust and stone, the florality does not see, able to unwind, more cleansing than satisfying. Medium-bodied, the acidity can get reckless and it's out to make a point. Here there's a bracing shot of pink grapefruit and a little lime. Stream pebbles and stones more than dustiness. The apricot, green apple, pear to peach fruit angular and so quickly paced it's not easy to register. Props for the energy but you can't relax when it's in your glass. Unspecified percentages of Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling.
87 points