• Bianco di Miani Friuli Colli Orientali DOC 2019

      Bianco di Miani Friuli Colli Orientali DOC 2019

      Mianis Bianco is quasi the entrance into the fabulous world of Enzo Pontoni's white wines. The 2019 Cuvée from Friulano, Ribolla, Sauvignon Bianco and Chardonnay opens in the nose with peach, apricot and chamomile. On the palate it is then well textured and brilliant in its tension curve, with full, round aromas of peach, juicy pear and a very balanced, long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: Friulano, Ribolla, Sauvignon Bianco And Chardonnay
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 25/75 new/used barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2027+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      02040919 · 0,75 l · 66,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

      49,90 €
    • "La Mont di Zuc" Malvasia Friuli Colli Orientali DOC 2019

      “La Mont di Zuc” Malvasia Friuli Colli Orientali DOC 2019

      It is not every year that Enzo Pontoni produces a pure Malvasia from the small parcel of Mont di Zuc. With the 2019 vintage, once again several hundred bottles were bottled.

      Pale straw yellow. Very rich, inviting bouquet of oak, pear and peach, which immediately draws the eye. A lot of pressure and power on the palate - an intensity that otherwise only a red wine has. In the long finish notes of lemon, minerality and well integrated wood. Aerate well and serve at about 12°. A long lasting pleasure with spicy dishes and also Sushi. SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2017 vintage received the following awards:

      • Vinous:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Malvasia
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 25/75 new/used barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      02041119 · 0,75 l · 93,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping11 units available

      69,90 €
    • "Zitelle" Sauvignon Bianco Friuli Colli Orientali DOC 2019

      “Zitelle” Sauvignon Bianco Friuli Colli Orientali DOC 2019

      Enzo Pontoni produces his Sauvignon Citrus from a nine-hectare area of the vineyard of the same name. The soils have a particularly high chalk content and therefore, as the vines age, provide a spectacular location for growing Sauvignon Bianco.

      Bright straw yellow. In the first relatively restrained bouquet grapefruit, passion fruit, green figs and sage. On the palate, then, from the first sip, captivating and multi-layered with grapefruit, rich nuances of orchard and a lively, harmonious acidity, followed by a dense, almost endless finish. For us the Zitelle Sauvignon is one of the best white wines in Italy every year! SUPERIORE.DE

      This vintage has not been rated yet.
      The 2018 vintage received the following awards:

      • Vinous:93+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sauvignon
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 40/60 new/used barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      02041419 · 0,75 l · 93,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      69,90 €
    About the winemakersMianiFriuli
    Miani

    The boutique winery Miani and the great winegrower Enzo Pontoni with his penchant for perfectionism are already a myth during his lifetime. The tiny, inconspicuous farmhouse located in the middle of the fields of the Friuli Colli Orientali DOC in the municipality of Buttrio is known exclusively for its cult wines. The wines that achieve the highest prices and ratings are usually so scarce that even renowned wine critics hardly catch a drop from the battery of bottles, which comprises at least eight labels and has so far never reached five-digit annual production figures. As his advice is in great demand, the entire regional wine-growing sector benefits from the high level of competence of the owner of the estate, who is considered to be modest, silent and sometimes also somewhat difficult. Pontoni first worked as an engineer, but then took over the ancient vineyards from his late father out of a true passion for viticulture.

    On the small farm, named after the family name of his mother, Enzo Pontoni cultivates in the majority of the rented plots, besides the international varieties Merlot, Cabernet and Chardonnay, also local grapes like Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Pignolo, Tazzelenghe, Friulano, Ribolla Gialla and Schioppettino according to strict biological principles. In winter, the vines are rigorously pruned by the ingenious winegrower, who is obsessed with his work. Almost no grape is good enough for the uncompromising loner to be processed in the undemanding but more than sufficient cellar. Each vineyard is treated by Pontoni according to its own microclimate so that the specific personality of the vines is fully expressed. The whites and reds are usually vinified by the winegrower in large oak barrels without temperature control. So that he can take care of the essentials with infinite patience, a good friend was hired for marketing and sales without further ado.

    The winery, located near the border with Slovenia, produces complex and sophisticated wines that are often inaccessible and idiosyncratic in their youth, but later radiate great class and personality. While the internationally renowned white wines of the Miani winery are very pure - the Sauvignon Blanc is a typical example - the reds also play their part not only in Italy's first wine league: some wine connoisseurs even consider the red wines to be one of the greatest highlights of the present. SUPERIORE.DE

    "Enzo Pontoni literally lives in his vineyards, at home only for lunch and dinner. I can't remember many wines that I would rather have on my dining table. The wines are among the best that have ever been produced anywhere."Robert Parker

    "He is undisputedly the master, numerous are his students – for the benefit of the entire Friulian wine culture."Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1985
    • Owner: Family Pontoni
    • Oenologists: Enzo Pontoni and Christian Patat (Consultation)
    • Annual production: approx. 8,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 16 hectares
    • Natural cultivation