Franco Terpin 'Quinto Quarto' Bianco 2017, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

REGION
Friuli, Italy

VARIETAL 
Ribolla Gailla 

TASTING NOTES
Quinto Quarto Bianco is an introduction into Franco Terpin's macerated white wines also known as orange wines. The amber color comes from days or months of skin contact. It's essentially a pre-modern way of making white wine, where the colored skins of grapes are allowed to remain in contact with the juice during maceration. On the nose, wild herbs, dried orange zest and cooked fruit come into play. Next, salty peaches, orange pith, quenching acidity and moderate tannins unwind on the tongue. This savory wine should be served slightly chilled and pairs well with meat as well as vegetable-forward dishes and particularly with Asian food. 

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