2018 Terpin ‘Quinto Quarto Bianco’
Terpin is known for this orange wines in Friuli, but that's not how I'd describe this wine. Cloudy, yes. Orange, no.
From a single vineyard in Friuli’s Monte Calvario at 150m above sea level planted on a soil locally called 'Ponka' – clay-filled marl which was originally part of the Eocene sea bed. Spontaneous fermentation, about a week skin contact and aged for 8 months in stainless steel.
Made from Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Friulano.
The wine shows some cloudiness but the colour is vivid and alive. Phenolic sweetness and brightness.
– Giorgio de Maria, Terpin’s Australian Importer