Exceptional, 'Manna' indeed. This spectacular blend is among the best white wines I have tasted so far in 2007. It's absolutely lovely, winsome and beguiling, so pretty and delicate yet built on sinews and nerves of acid and minerals, like tinsel woven with tensile strength. Peach, pear, melon, lychee and lime, jasmine and honeysuckle are wreathed with smoke and spice, hints of dried thyme and potpourri and currents of acid that electrify the whole juicy, luscious package. Granted that this is a special occasion wine, but...can't you just make up a special occasion?
Very Good - 'Fiulot' is Piedmontese dialect for 'young man,' hence Prunotto's Fiulot is the youngest and most accessible of its wines. But don't let that description, nor the fact that the wine sees no oak (only stainless steel) persuade you that it's a wimp, because this is serious wine, indeed, deep, rich and smoky, intense and concentrated, with a bright line of acid winging its way through the darkness and a note of red currant trailing after the black fruit flavors. All of these qualities are set into a dense, chewy texture over a foundation of tannic underbrush and minerals.