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2013 Picol Sauvignon
This polished, structured white opens with intense aromas of yellow peach, passion fruit, dried hay and crushed tomato vine. The linear, vibrant palate delivers juicy nectarine, creamy white peach and green melon. It’s balanced, with refreshing acidity.
2012 Jurosa Chardonnay
Aromas of butter, toast, oak and dried citrus lead the nose. The round, structured palate offers baked Golden Delicious apple, nectarine zest, vanilla and butterscotch. Enjoy soon before the fruit fades.
2012 Gris Pinot Grigio
Fermented in oak barrels, this has aromas that recall white flower, toasted oak, baked pear and dried apricot. The palate offers butterscotch and mature Golden Delicious apple alongside fresh acidity. Toasted hazelnut signals the finish.
2012 La Vila Friulano
Pressed white flower, nut and dried apricot lead the nose. The firm, structured palate offers baked yellow peach, candied citrus zest, toasted almond and mineral alongside bright acidity.
Made with Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon, this leads with subtle aromas of celery, mature yellow apple, vanilla and toast. The palate offers pink grapefruit, toasted oak, lemon drop, celery, and butterscotch. It’s still has fresh acidity but the fruit richness has started drying out so drink soon.
Lis Neris 2008 Gris Pinot Grigio
This plush, rich expression of Pinot Grigio from northeast Italy would pair with white meat, seafood risotto or spicy dishes from the Far East. The mouthfeel is smooth, rich and long-lasting. Lis Neris Estates. M.L.
Lis Neris 2007 Lis
Lis is a gorgeous blend of Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon that shows the best of northeast Italy. Beautifully balanced aromas, including stone fruit and vanilla cream, are offset by a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. M.L.
Lis Neris 2008 Confini
If you love Italian whites, Confini is definitely worth your attention. It represents a blend of Pinot Grigio, Traminer and Riesling. The obvious outcome is that the first variety supplies the density and creaminess, and the last two drive the fragrant floral bouquet. M.L.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine by Monica Larner
Wine Enthusiast Magazine declares Lis 2003 as the top italian white wine!
White Blend, Venezia Giulia
An Editors` Choice
“…I served this wine with endive salad and smoked salmon and it was absolutely divine. The blend of white grapes delivers delicious aromas of yellow flower, peach, creamy vanilla and crushed almond. It leaves a silky but rich impression in the mouth thanks to tonneau aging and traces of residual sugar; has enough body to match the smoky flavors of salmon. — By Monica Larner (5/1/2007) …”
Tailing closely behind with a score of 90 is Gris Pinot Grigio 2004. Other Lis Neris wines include: Confini 2003(score of 88); Pinot Grigio 2005 (score of 88); and Sauvignon 2005 (score of 87).
Wine Enthusiast Magazine