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Amanda’s Pick: Franco Terpin ‘Quinto Quarto’ Bianco

Body: Medium
Fruit: Smooth and crisp with aromas of flowers and ripe fruit. Pulpy and direct
Food Pairings: White fish or delicate light meat/vegetable dishes
Organic: Organic methods- indigenous yeast, minimal intervention, unfiltered

Growing up upstate with a father that brewed beer as a hobby, there would reach a point each winter when we’d get tired of filling up on heavy stout. As a solution, we’d switch to drinking sours. My refreshing wine equivalent to a sour is Franco Terpin’s Quinto Quarto Bianco – an orange wine.Based out of Friuli Venezia Giulia, an area in Italy that borders Slovenia, this crazy natural blend consists primarily of Ribolla, Tocai Friulano, and Pinot Grigio (with small amounts of Chardonnay, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.) It is unfiltered and unfined which gives it a cloudy appearance. It is fermented spontaneously with skin maceration for 3 days before being aged in stainless steel for 8 months.

The appeal of this wine is that the aromas and tasting notes are present and complex right out of the bottle. It’s a truly unique wine at an affordable price.

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