Thursday, April 15, 2010

That's Valter not Walter

If you haven't experienced the wines of Valter Scarbolo you owe it to yourself to seek them out. His winery is in Friulia in northern Italy. He and his family also have a marvelous restaurant called La Frasca which specializes in their own salumi, or house raised and cured meats. The wines range from a piquant Pinot Grigio to a Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc blend to a Refosco to name a few. Have you ever had a Refosco? Maybe not. And Valter has also added his own white blend called "My Time." It's a rich, smooth blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Friulano. It's golden melon, mandarin orange, and a stony finish in a glass. Beautiful with grilled shrimp.

Every one of the Scarbolo wines are crafted with passion. You can see it in his eyes.