Friulano is the flagship white wine of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.
Hint of Citrus and intense aromas of Yellow fruit are typical Friulano flavors.
Floral overtones followed by a flinty Minerality.
Hints of Bitter Almonds and Herbal Spices.
Friulano is an aromatic wine with good acidity:
Friulano is an excellent Aperitif.
It is pefect with Appetizers, Vegetables, Fish, and White Meat.
Asparagus. Pesto. Spinach.
Vegetable Dishes. Omelettes.
Prosciutto. Carpaccio. Salami.
Grilled or Fried White Fish. Sushi.
Chicken. Chicken Salad.
White Meat. Pork. Ham. Veal.
Asiago. Edam. Gouda. Jarlsberg. Provolone.
Asparagus With Prosciutto and Eggs.
Friuli Speck. Prosciutto San Daniele.
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A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for a dry white wine.
It guides the wine to the center of your mouth, avoiding the sides, where acidity is less pleasant.
A smaller bowl also helps to serve smaller quantities, and keep the wine cold.
Remember to hold the glass by the stem!
Friulano was previously known as Tocai.
In 2007, the European Court of Justice set the right to use the name only for Tokaii of Hungary.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia is located in Nort East Italy. The capital is Trieste.
The region is best known for its white wines like Friulano, Pinot Grigio, and Prosecco.
The climate in Friuli-Venezia Giulia is influenced by both the Alps and the Sea.
The Julian Alps in the north provide shelter from the cold winds, while both hot sommers and cold winters are tempered by the Adreatic Sea.
This even climate allows the grapes to develop balanced acidity and strong flavors.
Carso DOC, Collio Goriziano DOC, Friuli Annia DOC, Friuli Aquileia DOC, Friuli Colli Orientali DOC, Friuli Grave DOC, Friuli Isonzo DOC, Friuli Latisana DOC, Lison-Pramaggiore DOC.
Collio Goriziano (or simply Collio DOC) is situated in the Province of Gorizia, in the Gorizia Hills by the Slovenian border.
Friulano DOC, Pinot Grigio DOC, and Sauvignon DOC are the primary white wines here, followed by Ribolla Gialla DOC, Malvasia Bianca DOC, Chardonnay DOC, and Pinot Bianco DOC.
The red DOCs are Merlot DOC, Cabernet Sauvignon DOC, Cabernet Franc DOC, Pinot Nero DOC.
Colli Orientali del Friuli is situated in the Julian Alps by the Slovanian border.
The quality of the wines here comes from a chalky sandstone ground, lots of sun, and a cold climat 400m altitude.
Friulano DOC, Ribolla Gialla DOC, and Sauvignon Black DOC are the primary white wines, and the best reds are Merlot DOC, Refosco DOC, and Pignolo DOC.
Savignon DOC and Chardonnay DOC, and the most prominent white wines, and the best red is Merlot DOC.
Pinot Grigio is the most prominent white wine, and the best reds are made from the Bordeaux grapes Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
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