Color: Straw yellow with light greenish hues
Aroma: Elegant, intense, compact yet complex. Fruit, floral and spice are integrated in perfect harmony. Notes of jasmine, apricot, lemon balm, sage, almond, vanilla, lavender, capers, rosemary, orange blossom, wild rose, marjoram, spearmint and cranberry are intertwined.
Palate: The attack is voluminous, silky and fresh with aromas of candied fruit and spice.
Wine Enthusiast 91 points - Alluring aromas suggest hawthorne, stone fruit, dried hay, flint and almond. The savory palate delivers white peach, yellow apple, lemon drop and nectarine accented with sage and mineral notes. The fruit richness is brightened by crisp acidity. (Aug 2014)
Vinous 89 points - The 2011 Rosazzo is a soft, open-knit to drink now and over the next few years, while the flavors remain bright. White pear, peach, flowers and mint add the final shades of nuance in this expressive, layered white. The Rosazzo is a blend of Friulano, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon, Malvasia and Ribolla Gialla from vineyards surrounding the historic Abazzia di Rosazzo.
Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2011 Rosazzo Abbazia di Rosazzo is a fascinating blend of Friulano, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon, Malvasia and Ribolla Gialla. There’s a lot going on here and it’s almost hard to know where to start. The aromatic grapes (Sauvignon and Malvasia) obviously do their part to heighten the floral and exotic fruit aspects of the bouquet. The Friulano and the Pinot Bianco add structure and intensity to the mouth-feel. The wild card here is the Ribolla Gialla, with its characteristic traits of apricot and yellow flower that add lots of flavor. Drink: 2015-2019. (Dec 2013)