2010 Borgo del Tiglio Studio di Bianco, 14% abv. The estate produces mostly white wines. In my opinion owner/winemaker Nicola Manferrari is at the very top of the list of great producers of Italian white wines. To highlight the influence of the terroir the grapes from each plot are kept separate in the winemaking process. All of the Borgo del Tiglio whites are fermented in barrel.
The wine we drank today, the estate's top wine was simply stunning. A blend of Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling, this is a compelling round and delicious wine. It boasts fully developed fruit, complexity, balance and brilliant acidity. Production is small making the wines a bit hard to find. I have had success in finding them at New York Wine Warehouse. While the Studio di Bianco is a bit pricey at $75, the entry-level wine, Borgo del Tiglio Collio Bianco (Friulano, Chardonnay, Malvasia, Riesling and Sauvignon blend) is about $35. While it lacks the complexity and depth of the Studio, it is a fantastic wine.
2006 Henri Boillot Puligny Montrachet Clos De La Mouchere 1er Cru. This estate has been producing red and white Burgundy since 1885. The Clos De La Mouchere we drank today is from their Les Moucheres monopole. The grapes are whole-bunch pressed and vinified without any batonnage (stirring). After fermentation the wine goes to barrel, either new or one year old barrel, and is bottled after 18 months. No racking, fining or filtering. It was excellent with a rich bouquet of flowers and fruit. Oak is beautifully integrated on a balanced and slightly viscous palate. The wine evolved with each sip and finished with length and finesse $136. Wine-Searcher.