Masut Da Rive Friuli Chardonnay 2009 (6-Pack)
**Sold as a 6-Pack**
This wine has a very intense bouquet with superb minerality. Smoke, walnut and a touch of honeycomb inflecting the citrus fruits – very tense. The palate is quite rounded on the entry, but then seems to tighten up. The weight is there, the concentration certainly, but it will take 1-2 years to really unwind.
The Gallo family has been making wine in Isonzo for over 60 years. In the 1970’s, Silvano Gallo redirected the focus of the estate towards quality. In the winery, he instituted the use of stainless steel tanks for fermentation, temperature control to preserve fruit character, and minimal handling of the wines to express terroir. Experimentation with different spacing methods, trellising and clones has translated into wines with riper and more concentrated fruit flavors.
After graduating from the school of Enology in Udine, Silvano’s sons, Fabrizio and Marco, have taken over the vineyard and winemaking responsibilities. With the ideas of a new generation, the estate is competing with the top producers of the region.