Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Description: Born behind the scenes at Thomas Keller's French Laundry, where Bobby Stuckey, M.S. served as the Wine Director and Lachlan Mackinnon-Patterson as chef de partie, this union brings us Scarpetta, a selection of wines from Friuli. With honors that include a nomination by the James Beard Foundation for the "Outstanding Wine and Spirits Professional" in 2008, Stuckey relocated with Patterson to Colorado "to pursue their vision of opening a neighborhood restaurant reminiscent of the Frascas they had visited in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy." A result of the relationships that have been forged over years of industry service and frequent travel to Friuli, the vineyards behind Scarpetta yield the superior fruits that produce every bottle of Scarpetta.