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GAMBERO ROSSO 2022: GLASSES AND AWARDS FOR FOFFANI WINES 2020

Gambero Rosso released the most recent selection of wines for 2022 just days ago: this well known Wine Guide stands for a high quality selection since the very beginning back in 1988. And look what happened to Foffani Whites this year…

“Foffani is a historical Winery based in one of the most beautiful medieval villages in Italy. Giovanni and Elisabetta Foffani are well aware of their responsibility towards their territory, history and cultural heritage. Their wines express art and creativity.”

Pinot Grigio Superiore 2020 Doc Friuli Aquileia, Friulano 2020 Doc Friuli e Merlot Bianco 2020 all scored 2 Glasses, while Sauvignon Superiore 2020 Doc Friuli Aquileia scored 1 Glass. This is a very important confirmation for us and our work.

Are we allowed to be proud of our Wines?

Pinot Grigio Superiore 2020 Doc Friuli Aquileia, Friulano 2020 Doc Friuli e Merlot Bianco 2020 are now premiering on our E-Shop. Find out the special Christmas promotion and try them with your Christmas menu!!!

Sauvignon 2020, mission accomplished : AWARDED!

To tell the truth, our Sauvignon2020-guy was very promising even back in the tank: a very fine must, with remarkable features from the very beginning, becoming more interesting every day.
So, we were somehow expecting for him a bright future. The official announcement arrived a couple of weeks ago: the Red Award of Merano Wine Hunter!

Color : straw yellow, with warm reflexes
Nose: already developing while uncorking, once in the glass there is a lot of sweet licorice and ripe melon ready for the consumer’s delight
A full and generous taste, with rich nuances.
Typical Sauvignon character, with very (very!!) high “E” (elegance) factor.

Food pairings: well, with such a load of personality, just press PLAY and start experimenting! For example, spiced and asian food, curry, ripe parmesan just to begin. Then there’s fish: mussels, lobster, crustaceans and molluscs, spider crab, paella, saffron rice… and of course truffles, and even the difficult asparagus.
There is a lot to this Sauvignon-guy! And yes, we knew it from day one: now that you got your Award, your mission is to go out in the world, and make a lot of wine enthusiasts happy!

October: it’s time for the DIGITAL LASAGNA EXPERIENCE!

October is the perfect time to cook a great LASAGNA with PORCINI MUSHROOMS! Can you smell it? No? Not yet? No problem, let’s try this DIGITAL LASAGNA experience ….
Step one: visualize porcini and garlic cooking in the pan, with good olive oil, cream and parsley.. can you smell it? Don’t hurry, you are doing fine. Assemble the precious lasagna very carefully, layer by layer. Breathe in and enjoy.
Step two: Now there’s the bechamel coating dripping out on the dish, along with some porcini piece. And the thin brownish parmigiano crust on top, grilled to perfection. How is the digital lasagna experience going now? You are ready to add some more details.

Step three: it’s time to add the perfect wine match, PINOT GRIGIO RAMATO. Follow carefully the right sequence: take the cool bottle from the refrigerator, enjoy the beautiful copper color drawn from the grey skins, open it and pour the liquid in the right tasting glass. Pause, smell, repeat. Take your time to decript the multi-layered bouquet. This is a unique white wine, that is perfect for the incoming cold season. It’s a winter white wine. Why? Because it’s round, rich, velvety and it has tons of personality. And because Pinot Grigio Ramato and porcini mushroom lasagna are just made for each other!

How is your digital experience going? Now you are ready to transition from the DIGITAL LASAGNA EXPERIENCE to the SENSORY LASAGNA with Pinot Grigio Ramato.  Take a tour in our E-Shop, the Ramato has a special October-price! Let us know how this heavenly duo improved your mood and day. Have a nice October guys!

MERLOT BIANCO goes live from Clauiano!

This is for all our old and new English speaking contacts scattered around the world: Giovanni Foffani went live on air some days ago from Clauiano, and spoke about Merlot Bianco.  Join the producer and get to know the special Blanc-de-noir from red merlot grapes! This wine is successfully present on several foreign markets thanks to his original personality: white body and red blood is the winning combination. Learn more in this video, and contact us directly for further details.

More information about Merlot Bianco HERE

To contact us click HERE

Direct exports

Wines made in Italy, with love, and delivered directly to you: high-quality, certified italian wines,  (since 1789!) from a family managed farm!

Buy directly from the Foffani vineyards in Friuli (north-eastern part of Italy) straight to your door! We (https://foffani.it) have been making wines from our own vineyards since many generations and always had a close relationship with our customers. We want to be in touch with you, ship to you directly and learn your comments about our wines. We would be happy to hear from you and more than happy to welcome you to a tasting in our winery as well!
All you have to do is enter Foffani e-shop https://foffani.it/shop/, select the wine/s of your choice and they will come to you by fast delivery.

Want to know more? The website provides ample information about the winery and all our wines. It also tells  more about our sustainability,  about how we grow our grapes, without use of glyphosate, and how we produce our certified wines. More here: https://foffani.it/
Each shipment comes, exclusively for you, directly from the producer in Italy: no intermediaries!

Wines made in Italy, with love, and delivered directly to you: high-quality, certified italian wines,  (since 1789!) from a family managed farm!

Buy directly from the Foffani vineyards in Friuli (north-eastern part of Italy) straight to your door! We (https://foffani.it) have been making wines from our own vineyards since many generations and always had a close relationship with our customers. We want to be in touch with you, ship to you directly and learn your comments about our wines. We would be happy to hear from you and more than happy to welcome you to a tasting in our winery as well!
All you have to do is enter Foffani e-shop https://foffani.it/shop/, select the wine/s of your choice and they will come to you by fast delivery.

Want to know more? The website provides ample information about the winery and all our wines. It also tells  more about our sustainability,  about how we grow our grapes, without use of glyphosate, and how we produce our certified wines. More here: https://foffani.it/
Each shipment comes, exclusively for you, directly from the producer in Italy: no intermediaries!

Buy directly from the Foffani vineyards in Friuli (north-eastern part of Italy) straight to your door! We (https://foffani.it) have been making wines from our own vineyards since many generations and always had a close relationship with our customers. We want to be in touch with you, ship to you directly and learn your comments about our wines. We would be happy to hear from you and more than happy to welcome you to a tasting in our winery as well!
All you have to do is enter Foffani e-shop https://foffani.it/shop/, select the wine/s of your choice and they will come to you by fast delivery.

Want to know more? The website provides ample information about the winery and all our wines. It also tells  more about our sustainability,  about how we grow our grapes, without use of glyphosate, and how we produce our certified wines. More here: https://foffani.it/
Each shipment comes, exclusively for you, directly from the producer in Italy: no intermediaries!

MERLOT BIANCO AND PINOT GRIGIO FRIULI 2018

Meet the Specialties of Last Vintage!

Merlot Bianco, our well-known “Blanc De Noir” from fully ripened Merlot grapes, has now a companion with the same level of exclusivity and unconventionality. FOFFANI is happy to first introduce the brand new PINOT GRIGIO FRIULI, with color ” ramato

Merlot Bianco 2018 confirms its delicate floral perfumes and a very modern character that makes it a trendy aperitif and companion of all raw fish specialties, clams and oysters, creamy soups and pasta with vegetables.

Enjoy!

PINOT GRIGIO FRIULI with its delicate copper reflections is obtained after maceration of its grey skins, offers new intense sensations of grass, hay and green vine shoots, along with a touch of velvety tannins. A special wine with endless matching possibilities, for demanding customers.

Some technical features of PINOT GRIGIO 2018 DOC FRIULI (Subject to Certification, in due course):
Estate vineyards
Guyot pruning
No glyphosate, mechanical weeding
Grape production 11.000 Kg  per hectare
Destemming protected with frozen CO2
Natural decanting of must at low temperatures
All wine production in steel tanks
Fermentation at 15°C temperature
No malolactic fermentation
Batonage sur lies throughout winter
Bottling with sterile filtration
Production of 5.000 bottles
No anti-fermentative products used
Full traceability of production processes
Technological corks with absolute organoleptic security
Alcohol : 13% by vol
Sugar : 3 gr/l
Acidity  : 5 gr/l HTH
Dry extract  : 22 gr/l
Wine district : DOC FRIULI
Farm location CLAUIANO Friuli Italy
Vineyards : Braida Calligaris in Clauiano
Vines per ha. : 4000
Soil : Clay over gravel stones

 

CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2006 DOC: PATIENCE IS EVERYTHING

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Cabernet Sauvignon 2006: patience is everything

Last week our Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 got an important Award: it is now the Best Red Wine of the entire Friuli Riviera.

PATIENCE IN THE END TAKES IT ALL, AND WINS. It took 11 years to achieve ripeness, but now it’s official. We have to honor him in some way…. but calling him what?

I’m going to call him “Professor”

Let’s start from the very beginning: summer 2006 yielded extraordinary red wines in our region, obviously all completely sold out in the last years. Professor Cabernet took his own time to ripen and mature in the barrels. Nobody could convince him to do it faster. Stubborn guy.

A SLOW red garnet colour.

When you have a bottle of Professor Cabernet to open, you instinctively slow down and go silent, and focus on the task: something in the bottle calls for respect and devotion.
No disco noise, no chatter. It’s only the inner yourself and this SLOW red garnet colour.
Wait a couple of hours. His perfumes need a little time to wake up after such a long bottle sleep, like a Sleeping Beauty coming to life again. First comes the black pepper and gently hits your nose. Marmelades follow: prunes, cherries, blackberries. Wood scents are elegant and moderate, after more than two years spent by the Professor in tonneaux of Allier.

Time and patience are the key factors.

Awards are not only for super-macho-wines, what is takes to win is character and the right attitude, not muscles. Our Professor has a medium and gentle body and is a proof that with the right traits you win.

Asked about what really matters, Professor answered: “You have to become the best possible version of yourself”.
Don’t know if he was speaking about wine, or about humans.

He is a real wise guy indeed, and fully deserves his award. We are very proud to have grown him this way.

Want to order your bottle of Professor Cabernet Sauvignon?  Contact us HERE

Go to product sheet HERE

 

 

From The Grape To The Glass: A Special Merlot Bianco Tasting

 Grape to glass:
tasting
Merlot Bianco with Hungarian friends

In summer there’s always a lot going on. Especially along the cycling tracks that cross the Friulian plain.

FVG-Ciclovie-M01Some days ago, a group of very athletic hungarian wine friends 🙂 visited us with their bikes, taking a break during a long cycling day with perfect weather: they were very attentive and the tasting of four wines was therefore very interesting. We also discussed about “tokay and tocai politics” and then decided to make wine, not war.

They asked to taste some grapes, just to have the complete picture of the Merlot Bianco, from the grape to the glass. So this ended up being a VERY COMPLETE tasting, a tasting which can rarely be held and enjoyed. Merlot Bianco from the grape to the glass!!

grape tasting merlot bianco

Hope to see you soon again, Hungary is not so far after all!!! It was very nice to have you here 🙂

 

Go to the technical sheet of Merlot Bianco if you want to learn more

Contact us if you want to book a special tasting like this for your group

 

OUR VERSATILE PINOT GRIGIO SUPERIORE

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Pinot Grigio from Foffani, produced in Friuli

Pinot Grigio Superiore ia a wine full of nuances that make it suited to every occasion and all light dishes. You can enjoy it as an aperitif. Drink it through with most of first courses and continue with light meets or fish, salads and cheeses. Our Pinot Grigio is classified as Superiore, with quality assured by low yields in the vineyards 

Its light yellow colour has also a tiny reflection of copper coming from 3 hours of maceration of the skins before pressing. With its bouquet of flowers, apples an pears and bread crust and a dry harmonic body with a well balanced acidity, it can well be matched with food, fitting to many different situations etich-pg15-web

Foffani Pinot Grigio is ” hand made” in our small winery located in Friuli ( 100 Km East of Venice ). It is a land with premium quality as compared to the larger Veneto nearby. Premium quality also assured thanks to wine making with grapes strictly from our own vineyards.

A light maceration of skins gives to this wine an extra gear to stand well above our competition.

 

Open here technical sheet

Contact us for more information!

 

MOSCATO ROSA, A SURPRISING EMOTION
Moscato-Rosa

500 cc bottle

 

Moscato Rosa offers new fascinating feelings.

Moscato Rosa is so different from other wines, that it must be a matter of something magic. It is a soft wine that you can drink on special occasions, bring to someone as a present with its nice gift box, enjoy both as an aperitif or a desert wine or even accompany blue cheeses.

In all cases, tasting and drinking is a surprising emotion.  We dear to say that a fairy has selected this wine for its straight simplicity, yet also for its extremely elegant and sophisticated bouquet.

More than the technical features , what matters are the feelings of the drinker. Lightness,  sweetness  as well as surprise and desire for easiness and fun.

Very light cherry colour, soft body and no tannins. A typical product of Friuli, South Tirol as well as Croatia. It should not be confused with the popular Moscato spumante  made in Piedmont, cheap and sweet and with low alcohol.

moscato-rosa and and its gift box

Moscato Rosa and its gift box

Open here technical sheet

Contact us for more information