Bulfon. Cividin 'Blanc di Sanzuan'
The 2014 vintage got snagged on its reputation for being a cold and wet year (we may have described it as rather glorious in Rutland). The alcohol was half a point down and the fruit not quite as intense as usual, in reality, it was very nice wine. Four years of bottle age have blown off its youthful appeal, it is all apricot and orange now -great with strong flavours.
Cividìn is a wild one and the flavours change from one vintage to another. It has a reassuring inconsistency that has remained over the sixteen years that I have been buying it. When it is good, it really is earth-shatteringly good (as in 2009).
There are also years when you wonder what happened, but it is always an enjoyable experience.
Cividìn is an ancient vine from the valleys of Cividale and although today it is still found in some mixed vineyards, it rarely appears as a mono-varietal. Lovely ripe fruit on the nose, pineapple and mango, delicate herb and lime flavours. 13%
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