Malvasia and Ortrugo
An orange wine of Malvasia and Ortrugo from the northern reaches of Emilia-Romagna, made by Paolo Foppiani with the help of Giulio Armani of La Stoppa and Denavolo. Golden and zesty in the glass the Fognano feels all soft and fuzzy - this is skin-contact wine without the harsh edges. Grapefruit, Cara Cara orange, mango and tart yellow stone fruit dominate the rainbow of yellow/orange fruit, countered along the way by scrubby florals - chamomile, sage, saltbush. There is a firm and tangy spine of acidity here, but a little time, and an increase in temperature aids in providing a wine that is all at once cohesive, alive and very darn delicious.
Paolo Foppiani Fognano Bianco