Miani, Merlot Buri 2006

Colli Orientali, Friuli-Venezia Giulia,

Miani, Merlot Buri 2006

Colli Orientali, Friuli-Venezia Giulia,



  • Bottle
  • Case of 3
  • Case of 6


Grape Varietes: Merlot 100% Wine Style: Savoury Reds Winemaker: Enzo Pontoni Optimum Drinking: 2018-2030 Reviewer Rating: 98 Reviewer: Antonio Galloni Code: 103151
Estate Notes

Miani's Merlot Buri 2006 is a big, complex, decadent Merlot syle crafted from low yields of pure, organic fruit drawn from fifteen separate parcels from Friuli's wonderful vineyards in the beautiful Colli Orientali area near Italy’s border with Slovenia. It was purchased in its original wooden case.

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.


"The 2006 Merlot Buri is a massive strapping wine imbued with truffles, melted road tar, blackberries, herbs and minerals. An authoritative, muscular wine, the Buri appears to be headed straight for a period of prolonged dormancy, but when it awakens it will be majestic. All three bottles I have tasted so far have been nothing short of profound.

"Miani is one of the very finest wineries in the world. This tiny estate is located in Buttrio, a small town in the Colli Orientali appellation in Friuli that contains one of the finest – perhaps the finest – terroir for pedigreed, ageworthy wines in northeastern Italy. When I meet a grower with proprietor Enzo Pontoni’s passion for the vine I often wish every vintage could be a great vintage. If quality could be assigned based on sheer effort and dedication every vintage here would be profound. Pontoni releases just 7,500 - 8,000 bottles per year from 15 hectares of vineyards. Many of his plots are old-vine, terraced vineyards with superb exposures." Antonio Galloni