Quealy Turbul Friulano 2022

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Quealy Turbul Friulano 2022
Producer Quealy Winemakers
Region, Country Mornington Peninsula, Australia
Bottle Size 750ml
Case Size 6
Product Code 24114-750

The variety behind some of northeast Italy’s most exciting whites (see Felluga, Schiopetto et al) Friulano (formerly Tocai Friulano) first landed in Australia in the 1970s. Quealy sourced its cuttings from the vineyard of Slovenian émigré Denis Pasut in Mildura, grafting over a block of 1996 Chardonnay at the family’s Balnarring vineyard as early as 2003. Above all, quality Friulano needs two things: low yields and lots of attention. “Friulano is a bugger to work with, but well worth the effort,” notes winemaker Tom McCarthy.

Inspired by his father’s skinsy 2008 Claudius (under the T’Gallant label) and his time spent in northern Italy, Tom McCarthy’s Turbul is a careful selection of the estate’s ripest Friulano spontaneously fermented on skins in 800-litre terracotta amphorae. From a low-cropping year of incredible quality, the 2022 Turbul spent 103 days on skins without added SO2 and with daily stirring. The juice and skins were basket-pressed before being racked to primarily used puncheons (20% new) for a further 12 months of maturation. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered, with just a tiny amount of sulphur.

Quealy Turbul Friulano 2022

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