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Arbis Blanc


Winemaker: Mauro and Alessandra Mauri

Alcohol: 14% alcohol by volume

Appellation: Venezia Giulia IGT

Grape Varieties: 40% Sauvignon Blanc, 20% Friulano, 20% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Bianco

Exposure: South/Southwest

Altitude: 200 feet above sea level

Soil: Ponca, or Flysch, is soil that is eocenic marl. It has layers and blends of minerals, marl with large amounts of marine deposits and broken down sea beds rich in calcium and limestone.

Vineyard Training: Guyot

Summary: Brother and sister team, Mauro and Alessandra Mauri, express their shared winemaking philosophy through a strictly limited range of low-production wines and a handful of key wine-making concepts. They strategically focus on native Fruili grapes and the terroir of Friuli, something they have come to know and love. The high standards at Borgo San Daniele are based on irrevocable rules of practice which begin in their 46 acres of vineyard with high density planting, low plant vigor, with organic and biodynamic farming practices. This results in well balanced, thoroughly integrated wines that truly display Mauro and Alessandra's passion for their vineyards and wines that they produce.  These vineyards were planted in 1988 and 1990 and produce around 1000 cases each year.  

Vinification: The four varietals are separately harvested and meticulously sorted before being crushed and assembled to ferment together.  Then 100% of the wine is aged in 2000 liter Slavonian oak casks.

Aromas & Flavors: This wine opens with alluring aromatics of stone fruits, followed by complex scents of wild flowers and herbs, kissed with notes of acacia honey. The palate is soft and voluminous with a smooth, buttery character and a distinct mineral finish.

Varietal Notes:

Tocai Friulano carries an enticing nuance of wildflowers and pears. It is broadly flavored and can offer notes of herbs and citrus. Nicely balanced acidity heightens the flavors and gives it a long, clean finish. Pinot Bianco is a wine with fruity aromas, often of apples and melons, and tends to be rather high in acidity. Pinot Bianco wines are typically made for immediate consumption and seldom meant for cellaring. Chardonnay is a green-skinned grape variety used to make white wine. The Chardonnay grape itself is very neutral, with many of the flavors commonly associated with the grape being derived from such influences as terroir and oak. It is vinified in many different styles, from the elegant, "flinty" wines of Chablis to rich, buttery Meursaults and New World wines with tropical fruit flavors. Sauvignon Blanc gets it's name from the French word sauvage ("wild") and blanc ("white") due to its early origins as an indigenous grape in South West France. It is now planted in many of the world's wine regions, producing a crisp, dry, and refreshing white wine varietal.  The flavor can range from aggressively grassy to sweetly tropical.    

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