2021 Mandi Friulano

Mandi |Mildura |Friulano
A skin-contact Friulano from Mildura; an homage to the classical style of Northern Italy.

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Italian expat Denis Pasut planted his Mildura vineyard in the 1990s, with the goal of bringing the varieties of Friuli-Venezia to Australia. Farmed increasingly organically, this is the source of the Friulano, and Malvasia for this release from Mandi.

Naturally fermented on skins for 11 days, this wine is a bright, juicy, and shiny textural example of what makes Friulano and skin-contact such great bed-buddies. They work so well together, as the nutty, spicy, stone fruit characters of Friulano are given a textural turbo boost, when left on skins.

Blue skies, and picnic blankets are in order here. p>

Cooled grapes were shaken from their stalks then simply tipped into an open fermenter for a wild ferment, which increased intensity until pressing 11 days later. Malolactic fermentation in tank and barrel followed. The wine was left to settle and meld, and tasting deemed it ready for bottling in July 2021.

92 Points - "Skin fermented friulano here. Righteous variety for skin ferments. Golden colour, ginger lemon tea scents, dried apples, mustard powder, citrus blossoms. Skinsy, puckering texture, juicy too, dried apple flavours, apricot, light, salted almond character, quince and ginger. Good vibes orange wine with lots of freshness. Summery orange wine style, you could say. Delicious!" Mike Bennie (Wine Front)

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