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Friulano (Italy)

Friulano is the flagship white wine of Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Typical Flavors


Apple
Apple
Peach
Peach
Grapefruit
Grapefruit
Pineapple
Pineapple

Flowers
Flowers
Almonds
Almonds
Herbs
Thyme
Minerals
Minerals

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.

Profile

Friulano is an aromatic wine with good acidity:

SUGARDry
BODYMedium
FRUITMedium Plus
ACIDITYMedium Plus
Serving temperature:
10-12°C (50-54°F)

Food Pairing


Antipasti
Antipasti
Vegetables
Vegetables
Asparagus
Asparagus
Pasta
Pasta

Fish
Fish
Chicken
Chicken
Pork
Pork
Ham
Ham

Friulano is an excellent Aperitif.

It is pefect with Appetizers, Vegetables, Fish, and White Meat.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Aperitif.
Antipasti. Tapas.
Salads. Vegetables.
Asparagus. Pesto. Spinach.
Vegetable Dishes. Omelettes.
Prosciutto. Carpaccio. Salami.
Grilled or Fried White Fish. Sushi.
Chicken. Chicken Salad.
White Meat. Pork. Ham. Veal.

Cheese:
Cheese Soufflé.
Medium Cheeses.
Asiago. Edam. Gouda. Jarlsberg. Provolone.

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

If You Like Friulano

You Will Also Like:

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

The Ideal Glass

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!

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 located in Nort East Italy. The capital is Trieste.

The region is best known for its white wines like Friulano, Pinot Grigio, and Prosecco.

A Perfect Wine Growing Climate

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.

Friuli

Best Nown Regions

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 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.

Friuli Colli Orientali 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.

Friuli Izonso DOC

Savignon DOC and Chardonnay DOC, and the most prominent white wines, and the best red is Merlot DOC.

Friuli Grave 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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