Borgo Savaian di Bastiani Stefano 'Aransat'
WINE TYPE: Orange
VARIETAL: Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio
REGION: Fruli-Venezia Giulla
APPELLATION: Colli Orientali del Friuli
Located near the foothills of Colli Goriziani (3 miles west of Slovenia), Borgo Savaian di Bastiani Stefano is a family winery with just 44 acres of indigenous varietals. 'Aransat' (Friulian for orange) is a blend of de-stemmed Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc fermented on the skins and macerated for about 90 days accomplish a gorgeous Sherry-like orange color.
Aromatics of citrus fruit and apricots lead to a palate of orange peel with a textured stone fruit character. The finish continues to develop with orange bitters, pine and a touch of minerality.