Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Description

Description

Known for great white wines, which are bold, modern and avant-garde, the small subalpine region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia has cultivated a rich wine heritage by using indigenous and international grape varieties to undergird its 10 DOC zones. The region’s French and Austrian influences explain the presence of noble cultivars such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewüstraminer, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. One also finds high quality local varieties, such as (Tocai) Friulano, Ribolla Gialla and Picolit, that add to the region’s impressive roster of fresh, aromatic wines, which sell particularly well in international markets. Located in northeastern Italy and bordering Austria, Slovenia and Veneto, the region possesses a dynamic climate that mixes Alpine breezes and warm Adriatic currents, making it ideal for viticulture. The success of Friuli-Venezia Giulia is largely based on a handful of seasoned producers who, since the 1970s, have worked tirelessly to improve and modernize their production techniques. Although the Merlot grown in the Grave makes up the lion's share of local red wine production, one would be mistaken to think that Friuli is only limited to light-bodied red wines. Indeed, the areas of Collio and Collio Orientali produce Bordeaux blends with remarkably rich flavour.

Wines

Flagship Wine Grapes

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Friulano
  • Merlot
  • Picolit
  • Pinot Bianco
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Refosco
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Verduzzo

Flagship Wine Appellations

  • Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit DOCG
  • Friuli Aquileia DOC
  • Friuli Grave DOC
  • Romandolo DOCG

Vitivinicoles activities in the region

Wine and food pairing

Discovery ride

Wine Tasting

Known for great white wines, which are bold, modern and avant-garde, the small subalpine region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia has cultivated a rich wine heritage by using indigenous and international grape varieties to undergird its 10 DOC zones. The region’s French and Austrian influences explain the presence of noble cultivars such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Gewüstraminer, Pinot Blanc and Pinot Gris. One also finds high quality local varieties, such as (Tocai) Friulano, Ribolla Gialla and Picolit, that add to the region’s impressive roster of fresh, aromatic wines, which sell particularly well in international markets. Located in northeastern Italy and bordering Austria, Slovenia and Veneto, the region possesses a dynamic climate that mixes Alpine breezes and warm Adriatic currents, making it ideal for viticulture. The success of Friuli-Venezia Giulia is largely based on a handful of seasoned producers who, since the 1970s, have worked tirelessly to improve and modernize their production techniques. Although the Merlot grown in the Grave makes up the lion's share of local red wine production, one would be mistaken to think that Friuli is only limited to light-bodied red wines. Indeed, the areas of Collio and Collio Orientali produce Bordeaux blends with remarkably rich flavour.

Flagship Wine Grapes

  • Cabernet Franc
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Chardonnay
  • Friulano
  • Merlot
  • Picolit
  • Pinot Bianco
  • Pinot Grigio
  • Refosco
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Verduzzo

Flagship Wine Appellations

  • Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit DOCG
  • Friuli Aquileia DOC
  • Friuli Grave DOC
  • Romandolo DOCG

Vitivinicoles activities in the region

Wine and food pairing

Discovery ride

Wine Tasting

Vineyards