Zidarich Vitovska Green 2019Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyVitovska is an indigenous grape specific to the Friulian region of Carso, a very rocky region that borders Slovenia. It is a natural cross between malvasia bianca lungo and prosecco tondo. Benjamin and his wife Marisa Zidarich tend 8 hectares here in a naturalist, non-intervention vein. Green is their more youthful and approachable vitovska, from 4-10 year old vines grown on rocky calcareous soils between 260-280m. After native ferment and a short time on skins, this spent 13 months in old Slavonian oak before being bottled unfined and unfiltered. Pouring a hazy bright gold hue, this hums with white grapefruit, apricot skin and apricot blossoms, wild citrus, on a very saline and sleek palate. Beautiful shining acidity glides this along the palate to a lingering finish. Such a charmer even now in youth, this will continue to impress over the next few years easy.Tasted: 25 January 2021Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: ON 39.95 consignment Producer: ZidarichDistributors: Le Sommelier Inc.