Bulfon. Blanc di Rugel
Vino Bianco Venezia Giulia
Peach stone and rose, intense flavours with a fine salty grip and some real power. A wine that certainly came out of its shell. 13%
This is a single vineyard, dry Ucelùt; the best suited of Bulfon’s grape varieties to bottle-ageing, this is unlike any other wine. Rugel was the first dry Ucelùt I tasted, and still is for that matter.
Ucelùt is an aromatic grape variety historically planted around the edges of vineyards to keep the workers energy up and to divert local wildlife from the main crop, especially birds. It is very rare now and when bottled as a varietal, it is usually as a sweet wine.
When Emilio showed me his newly planted vineyard, I confess to being confused; sweet wines were not gaining much in popularity but all has become clearer now. Ucelùt, like Cividìn and SciaglÌn is an aromatic variety well suited to making a fine dry wine.
Fermentation and ageing is in steel tanks.