Toggle Navigation Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant Your Cart
Close
FINAL DAYS TO SHOP THE OLIVE COLLECTION ⇒
SHIPPING INCLUDED 12+ BOTTLES OR $199+ →
Home Shop All Wines


Main Menu
Shop All Wines

Producers

Producers

Producers

Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Shop All Wines
Close

Notify me

Fill out your info and we will notify you when the Venezia Giulia Rosso “Ludvik” Edi Kante is back in stock or when a new vintage becomes available.


Venezia Giulia Rosso “Ludvik”

Edi Kante

While specialized in white wines, Edi Kante also produces small quantities of elegant, brightly perfumed reds from the Carso, the rocky part of Friuli that abuts the Slovenian border near Trieste. His “Ludvik” is a newer creation that allows us to experience the magic of Friulian rosso in an accessible and affordable way: it is a blend of multiple grapes and multiple vintages crafted in a fresh, easy-drinking style without sacrificing regional character. Juicy dark fruit, lifted florals, and a bit of earthy spice make it a delightful introduction to Kante’s style, and an intriguing glimpse into the Carso’s rare reds.

Anthony Lynch

$35.00
Wine Type: red
Vintage: N.V.
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 40% Pinot Nero, 30% Terrano, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
Appellation: Venezia Giulia
Country: Italy
Region: Friuli
Producer: Edi Kante
Winemaker: Edi Kante
Vineyard: 20 years average, 2 ha
Soil: Red Clay, Limestone
Aging: Wine aged in barriques and 25-HL botti
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 12.5%

More from this Producer or Region

About Friuli

map of Friuli

Friuli may be forever tied to its bland, acidic Pinot Grigios, which at one point saturated the export market, but a deeper look reveals a captivating array of unique grape-growing sites, distinctive indigenous varieties, and passionate small growers keen on preserving a rich tradition of winemaking.

Here in Italy’s northeast corner, the region is shared between the Julian Alps in the north and plains leading to the Adriatic Sea in the south, bound by the Veneto to the west and Slovenia to the east. While it is one of the wettest regions of Italy—and all of Europe, for that matter—Friuli benefits from the push-and-pull of cool air currents from the mountains meeting warmer breezes from the Adriatic. A crescent-shaped slice of foothills, where both play a role, tends to produce the region’s finest wines.

Nothing is more emblematic to Friulian wine than a crisp, peachy Ribolla Gialla served with thinly sliced prosciutto San Daniele, a local specialty. And yet, this only begins to tell the story: high-acid, mineral-driven whites from a number of local varieties including Tocai Friulano, Pinot Grigio, and Malvasia range from light and crisp to powerful and age-worthy, complementing Adriatic shellfish, hearty mountain cheeses, and everything in between. Native reds like Schioppettino, Terrano, and Refosco all have something unique to say, while there has even been significant success with French varieties like Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot, all long established in the region.

Friuli’s diversity is its strength, and it keeps us coming back for more. In fact, Kermit imported one of the region’s first organic growers toward the start of his career; our more recent collaboration with producers like Vignai da Duline is a testament to the enormous potential when devoted artisans put their hearts into Friuli’s fascinating terroir.

More from Friuli or Italy

2013 Pinot Nero “Ronco Pitotti”

Vignai da Duline  Italy  |  Friuli  |  Friuli Colli Orientali

$124.00

2015 Pinot Nero “Ronco Pitotti”

Vignai da Duline  Italy  |  Friuli  |  Friuli Colli Orientali

$124.00
$158.00

2012 Venezia Giulia Malvasia ”Selezione”

Edi Kante  Italy  |  Friuli  |  Venezia Giulia

$73.00

NV Spumante Rosato “Dosaggio Zero”

Edi Kante  Italy  |  Friuli  |  Venezia Giulia

$44.00
$175.00

Spumante Metodo Classico “Dosaggio Zero”

Edi Kante  Italy  |  Friuli  |  Venezia Giulia

$42.00
$45.00
$146.00
$45.00
$75.00

2018 Venezia Giulia Vitovska

Edi Kante  Italy  |  Friuli  |  Venezia Giulia

$42.00

Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.

Inspiring Thirst, page 236

Kermit once said...
Close
Close

Add a new credit card

Please complete the form below.

Cancel
Close

Add a new shipping address

Please complete your shipping address below.
Cancel
Close
Close

Warnings


Drinking distilled spirits, beer, coolers, wine and other alcoholic beverages may increase cancer risk, and, during pregnancy, can cause birth defects. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/alcohol


Many food and beverage cans have linings containing bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical known to cause harm to the female reproductive system. Jar lids and bottle caps may also contain BPA. You can be exposed to BPA when you consume foods or beverages packaged in these containers. For more information, go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/bpa