2015 Ronco Dei Tassi 'Fosarin' Collio Bianco

2015 Ronco Dei Tassi 'Fosarin' Collio Bianco

90 Points Wine Enthusiast
2015 Ronco Dei Tassi 'Fosarin' Collio Bianco
90 Points Wine Enthusiast

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A rare and delicious blend from north-eastern Italy, this is a crisp yet fleshy white with a nutty/floral nose and mineral-accented pear and stone fruits on the palate. Not only does this wine offer quite obscure local varieties Friulano and Malvasia, but the more well-known leading grape is still quite rare – an Italian form of the French Pinot Blanc. Elegant yet weighty and fresh, this will make an intriguing aperitif or match to white meat dishes. A major staff favourite!

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$29.99 in mixed 6+ or $33.99 per bottle



45% Pinot Bianco, 35% Friulano, 20% Malvasia

Its Origins

Fabio and Daniela Coser established Ronco Dei Tassi in 1989 in Cormons, a township in North-Eastern Italy’s Collio Goriziano. In the terraces above the town they enjoy a semi-continental climate perfect for the Collio’s cool-climate aromatic whites, with some diurnal variation thanks to moderate inland elevation and the nearby hills protection from the northern cold. These surrounding hills on the border with Slovenia, known as the Plessiva, also provide a sanctuary for wildlife, including badgers (Tassi), of which whole families would appear in the vineyard when the grapes were ripe - thus giving the winery its name ‘terrace of the badgers’. Helped by their two sons Matteo and Enrico, Ronco Dei Tassi remains a family affair with the rigorous attention in vineyard and winery necessary to produce white wines with aromatic purity in a relatively damp climate. As leaders in their local tradition, the estate presents mainly varietally labelled offerings including familiar names Pinot Grigio, Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia and also Sauvignon Blanc, while even their Collio DOC wines tend to be superb examples of single local varietals.

What The Critics Say

90/100 Wine Enthusiast

"This blend of Friulano, Malvasia Istriana and Pinot Bianco has ripe pear, fragrant yellow flower, herb and graphite aromas. The elegant, medium-bodied palate doles out yellow apple, candied lemon drop and bitter almond hints, with fresh acidity."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Pinot Blanc

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This Wine Goes Well With

with FISH
with PORK



Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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