Miani, Friulano Buri 2013

Colli Orientali, Friuli-Venezia Giulia,

Miani, Friulano Buri 2013

Colli Orientali, Friuli-Venezia Giulia,



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Grape Varietes: Friulano, Ribolla, Malvasia Wine Style: Fruity & Aromatic Whites Winemaker: Enzo Pontoni Optimum Drinking: 2017-2023 Reviewer Rating: 95 Reviewer: Antonio Galloni Code: 102906
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Miani's Friulano Buri 2013 is one of Italy's finest white wines - a wine of remarkable balance - combining opulence with elegance and refinement, and a striking minerality redolent of a stunning terroir from old, terraced vineyards treated organically (and before 'organic' was a thing). It yields from one of Friuli's premium white wine growing villages (Buttrio) in the prestigious DOC Colli Orientali, which borders Slovenia.

Miani is owned and managed by the charismatic and imposing (at nigh on 7ft tall) Enzo Pontoni who, unsurprisingly, does not compromise on standards of viticulture and winemaking and gets the very best out of his wonderful and precious 13 hectares of soil at altitudes of between 100-300 metres above sea level. It comes as no surprise that his rare wines are incredibly difficult to get hold of, including this rich, aromatic, creamy white crafted from three indigenous varieties (Friulano, Malvasia and Ribolla), which is in a style and class of its own.


"One of the most elusive and ethereal of the wines this year, the 2013 Friulano Buri graces the palate with hints of graphite, minerals, white flowers and mint. There is a real sense of Riesling-like inflection in the 2013. I especially like the tension and energy here, both signatures of Buttrio, one of the most privilege villages in Friuli." Antonio Galloni

"There are few properties anywhere in the world I look forward to visting more than Miani. Proprietor Enzo Pontoni continues to turn out riveting wines. I have been steadily working through my stash of 2009s and can report that the wines are every bit as fabulous as my reviews suggested. Production remains around 8,000 bottles a year, but Pontoni is developing a number of new vineyards sites, so hopefully that number will increase over the coming years." Antonio Galloni