Cards of Wine

Friulano (Italy)

Friulano is the flagship white wine of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in North East Italy.

Typical Flavors

Friulano is known for green and herbaceous aromas, much like Sauvignon Blanc.


Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Orange
Orange
Apricot
Apricot
Honey
Honey

Perfume
Perfume
Almonds
Almonds
Herbs
Thyme
Minerals
Minerals

Citrus, Apricot, and Honey are typical Friulano flavors, followed by Marzipan, Perfume, Thyme, Almonds, and Minerality.

Profile

Friulano is an aromatic wine with good acidity:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Vegetables
Vegetables
Asparagus
Asparagus
Pasta
Pasta

Fish
Fish
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork
Ham
Ham

Friulano is very food friendly.

Italian. Japanese. Spicy. Indian. Mexican. Thai. Vegetarian.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Antipasti. Tapas.
Roasted Vegetables.
Asparagus. Pesto. Spinach.
Prosciutto. Carpaccio. Salami.
Grilled or Fried White Fish. Sushi.
Fowl. Roast Chicken. Chicken Salad.
White Meat. Pork. Veal. Game.

Cheese:
Medium Cheeses. Cheese Soufflé.

Italian Specialities:
Asparagus With Prosciutto and Eggs.
Friuli Speck. Prosciutto San Daniele.

If You Like Friulano

You Will Also Like:

Bordeaux Blanc (France)
Friulano (Italy)
Grillo (Italy)
Grüner Veltliner (Austria)
Lugana (Italy)
Pecorino (Italy)
Pouilly-Fumé (France)
Rioja White (Spain)
Rueda White (Spain)
Sancerre (France)
Sauvignon Blanc (World)
Torrontés (Argentina)
Verdejo (Spain)

The Ideal Glass

A Tulip Shaped glass is the best choice for dry white wines.

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!

About

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

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is best known for its capital Trieste.

White Wines:

Pinot Grigio
Chardonnay
Friulano
Ribolla
Malvasia Secco

Sparkling Wines:

Prosecco

Red Wines:

Merlot

Primary Grapes:

25% Pinot Grigio
15% Merlot
10% Friulano