This is a new wine for me, and I’m glad that I discovered it. It’s from Friuli, near the Slovenian border, and it’s a blend of mostly Sauvignon Blanc with a dribble of Picolit that adds some more tropical/peachy notes. When I tasted it I didn’t know the varietal composition, and I think that can be an advantage, saving me from preconceptions.
La Roncaia Eclisee Cuvee di Alta Classe 2011 Venezia Giulia IGT, Italy
Beautifully aromatic with lovely floral, tangerine, lemon and herb notes. Very expressive. The palate is fresh, lively and precise with lovely finesse and a really pretty personality, with grapefruit freshness and mandarin orange richness. Precise, concentrated, fine and fresh. 93/100 (£18 Matthew Clark)