FVG: White Merlot
This interesting little gem has traveled its way from Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) to get into my gullet! A soft, full-bodied white, the Foffani White Merlot is an unusual and unique expression of the traditional Merlot grape. Made by harvesting the grapes just as they reach maturity and allowing little to no contact with the skins during fermentation, this straw-colored refreshment holds a beautiful and intense floral nose, rich with iris and roses. It should be drunk cold and as an aperitivo or with light seafood or salad dishes. While the White Merlot may not be the belle of the ball, it’s certainly an enjoyable and pleasant conversation piece.