Why we love it
A lightly oaked, rich, white wine from Friuli, a blend of Pinot Bianco, Friulano and Riesling grapes grown in the Colli Orientali area of Friuli Venezia Giulia, fermented and refined in new French barrique. This white wine is elegant and rich, aromatic with aromas of fruits underlying hints of vanilla and with an enduring aftertaste in the mouth.
The wine was named after the famous refuge in the Alps when Roberto Scubla and a friend were caught by a storm when descending the Alps and whilst waiting in a refuge called Pomedes, they shaped the wine.
The Pomedes has won several Italian and international awards, including the 3 glasses from the Gambero Rosso
The artisan who made it
Roberto Scubla is an amazing person who is very passionate about his wines. He took a big risk and left a safe job in the bank for an uncertain future amongst the vines and he has truly succeeded in what he was trying to achieve. His winery and vineyards are located in the Colli Orientali area of Friuli, north east of Italy, near the Slovenian border, where he grows native grapes like the Friulano and Verduzzo but also grapes that have found an ideal environment in Friuli such as the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon or the Sauvignon and all his wines have plenty of character and elegance.
Stuart - 01/09/2008
Elegance and complexity with or without food this wine has it all in abundance. It went particularly well with a sea food and scallops starter and was equally at home with a much more earthy chicken and mushroom dish. A wine with Burgundian qualities which was also extremely enjoyable on its own. i am sure i will be back for more