Financial Times recommends our 185
Our 185 Selection of Lison recommended by Financial Times
– Review by Jancis Robinson
Our wine 185 Bianco IGT Veneto, vintage 2018, has been included among the wines recommended by Financial Times, together with other prestigious names of Italian winemaking, as part of a review by the renowned international wine critic, writer and Master of Wine Jancis Robinson.
Robinson included these wines in a special category dedicated to the memory of Luigi Veronelli, the gastronome and journalist who was pivotal in the promotion and diffusion of Italy’s wine&food heritage and created the well-known Veronelli Guide. In particular, our 2018 vintage of 185 recently scored 17 points (out of a maximum of 20) by Robinson, who described it in the Financial Times article as follows:
“Intense rich-but-dry white, 100% a local strain of Tocai Friulano from vines planted when Veronelli was 17”
You can read the full article by clicking here.
A great recognition for our Estate, especially towards the efforts to enhance the old vines that we are lucky enough to preserve: 185 is in fact the result of a careful selection of hand-picked organic grapes of the autochthonous variety Tocai Friulano from a parcel of about 3 hectares planted in 1943, thus from old vines of over 80 years of age that preserve a unique genetic heritage and belong to a biotype of Tocai Friulano now rarely found in the territory, namely the yellow berry biotype which gives large, round wines.
The vinification and 18-month maturation took place partly in concrete tanks from the 1950s (vitrified) and partly in medium-toasted French oak barriques.
This wine represents our interpretation of Riserva of Lison Classico DOCG, which does not yet exist on a legal level in the production regulations but we hope it can be considered soon to further enhance the autochthonous variety Tocai Friulano and the territory – as well as the terroir – of Lison.