Nicola Manferrari is a highly regarded winemaker throughout Italy for his ability to bring out the textural complexities of white varietals from Friuli. Surprisingly though, he stumbled into his profession later in life. Originally trained as a pharmacist, he developed a deep interest in the vineyard, which quickly became a serious distraction from his job at his mother’s pharmacy. After his father passed away in 1981, he found himself in charge of five hectares of land, three of which were covered in grapevines.
Over the next 30 years, with deep curiosity, plenty of patience, and great skill, Nicola developed Borgo Del Tiglio into a benchmark for Friuli winemaking. His Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Malvasia, and Chardonnay reach optimal ripeness and offer aspects of climate, soil and vine age that are impossible to replicate in other areas of Friuli, let alone the world.
Round and expressive, this is a generous demonstration of mature vines blended from several varietals. Light use of oak offers depth to the mouthfeel while crisp fresh fruit and white flowers shine.