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Borgo del Tiglio is one of the world’s greatest estates operated by Nicola Manferrari. Manferrari came to winemaking by accident. Originally trained as a pharmacist, he took over the family’s estate upon the unexpected passing of his father in 1981. In 1982, he bottled his own wine for the first time.
It was rough going in the early days, yet the wines that have survived from this period are a poignant reminder that what matters most is the quality of the vineyards.
Nicola Manferrari is now recognized as one of Friuli’s original trailblazers, known for crafting brilliant, chiseled whites built on saline-infused minerality and energy that capture the essence of Friuli.
Borgo del Tiglio is a towering presence of true excellence and a shining beacon of what is possible in one of Italy’s greatest appellations.
We have three exceptional wines from this Estate in stock and are more than happy to share with you.
2017 Borgo del Tiglio (Nicola Manferrari) Collio Sauvignon (Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Collio)
On sale for $48 (reg 58)
Reserve your finest flakey-fish recipe for the Borgo del Tiglio 2017 Collio Sauvignon Selezione, a textbook rendition of the fragrant grape, dressed in a way that is specific to Friuli. This region tends to produce softer expressions of this varietal. The bouquet is floral and delicate with white rose, orchard fruit, quince and soft lemon. There is also a very distinctive mineral note of crushed seashells that immediately transports you to northeast Italy. Hats off.
1,200 bottles produced.

2013 Borgo del Tiglio (Nicola Manferrari) Collio Friulano Ronco della Chiesa (Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Collio) $78
Friulano is the wine most often associated with the Borgo del Tiglio estate.  It arrives from a vineyard planted over 70 years ago with the “green” Tocai clone which is the most aromatic of the areas Friulano clonal selections.  This wine is credited historically for elevating Friulano production from industrial to artisanal.
This wine goes strikingly well with olives and olive oil and this makes it the king of wines for Mediterranean cookery.  A wine with layered personality. White peach, earthiness, apricot and wet stones are some of the signatures in this wine. It is full of personality and energy and at 8 years of age is just beginning to show off.

2016 Borgo del Tiglio (Nicola Manferrari) Collio Studio di Bianco (Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Collio) $118
The idea of Studio di Bianco (study in white) was born in 1989 after Nicola secured the purchase of a 5ha plot of vineyards in Ruttars.  This plot had been planted to a number of varieties and rather than starting over he began vinifying the old vines as single-varietal lots with the intention of blending them for a final representative example of the unique terrior and micro-climate of the small vineyard.
This wine is a blend of 45% Friulano 35% Sauvignon Blanc and 20% Riesling (with 2300 bottles produced).
The bouquet is extremely smooth and seamless with pear and peach aromas with tremendous structure and power. Hints of wild flowers, herbs, more stone fruit and mint reveal themselves as the wine opens up.
This is one of Italy’s great white wines.

2013 Bruno Rocca Barbaresco Riserva Curra (Italy, Piedmont, Langhe, Barbaresco) $240
A wine of total class and refinement. Lifted and aromatic, with striking perfume, this mid-weight, polished Barbaresco has a lot to offer. Scents of sweet pipe tobacco, dried cherry, herb, anise and menthol add to the wine's complexity and nuance. The long, persistent finish, firm tannins and soaring perfume are classic Curra.
This is in a class by its self.

2019 Paltrinieri Lambrusco di Sorbara Radice (Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Lambrusco di Sorbara DOC)
A 95 Point Sparkling Lambrusco???
Not surprising as as Vinous notes: "Paltrinieri is... the best producer of Lambrusco di Sorbara today."
Bone-dry and delicious, the energized palate delivers tart sour cherry, juicy pomegranate, pink grapefruit and white pepper alongside crisp acidity and a savory hint of salinity. One bottle will not be enough!
N.V. Tenute Dettori Vino Renosa (Italy, Vino da Tavola)
Alessandro Dettori is one of Italy’s most renowned natural winemakers. In his own words: “I do not follow the market; I make wines that please me, wine of my own local area, wines of Sennori.”
The certified organic and biodynamic Tenute Dettori winery creates this highly unusual non-vintage blend using Vermentino and Moscato di Sennori. Vino Renosu Bianco sees only natural yeasts, no oak, no fining, no filtration and very little sulphur, and belongs to the Triple “A” movement. Those three As are agricoltori, artigiani and artisiti – meaning farmers, artisans and artists – representing the three things you need to be to become a great wine producer.
Vino Renosu Bianco feels like Alsace meets Italy. A white wine of immense personality; peach, orange and apricot, balanced by a wild herbs and a sea spray salinity, and one that can pair with anything from the Italian classics to exotic Asian cuisine.

2018 Fattoria La Rivolta Greco Taburno (Italy, Campania, Sannio)
$20 (reg 28.50)
A beautiful expression of the Greco varietal. Exotic, Spring flowers, bright acidity with nice minerality and a persistent finish.
This is wonderful with shrimp scampi, seafood risotto, fried calamari.

Call or email 805.568.1961 to reserve yours and we'll have it ready ASAP for curbside pickup
or in store pick up (or even delivery if you like)

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Renegade Wines
417 Santa Barbara Street Suite A-6
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

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