Wine Drop: Due Del Monte Collio Bianco 2019If you've dined with our friends at Frasca, you'll have tasted some of the amazing wines of Friuli. We're excited to welcome this new arrival from the northern Italian region into the shop. Due del Monte is a young winery, but their wines have a soul and sense of place that feels much weightier. The project was started by two friends who fell in love with a tiny corner of the Collio region while on vacation. After a few years of collaborating with area winemakers, in 2018, they set up shop themselves. They bought a winery and a few hectares of old vines and got to work crafting minimal intervention, expressive wines. Their Collio Bianco blends Friulano, Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Malvasia, with notes of pineapple, peaches, earth, and a subtle hint of spice. Pair it with prosciutto for a mind-blowing apéro.