The Terroir of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
The Red Wines of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
This is an ancient and native white grape to this region. It is marked by its high acidity, medium to high alcohol, and citrus/apple flavors.
This is a white grape found in Colli Orientali, Grave del Friuli and Collio. It produces a fragrant white wine with notes of citrus and florals with high acidity. Check out our two strikingly different wines from Ferlat and Denis Montanar.
Verduzzo can produce both sweet and dry wines. A remarkable quality of this wine is that it has incredibly high tannins, which are not typically found in white wines. In the sweet wine varieties, there are notes of orange candy, honey, citrus, salt, and pears. In the drier wines, it produces a chalky wine with crisp acidity. There are few better expressions of Verduzzo than that from Denis Montanar, 5 days in open wooden vats and 42 months in 5hl French Tonneux, WOW!!!
This white grape is famous for producing the region’s beloved Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit DOC and the sweet dessert wine, Passito. It’s been said that the grape is native to the area around the hamlet called Rosazzo. It has aromas of stone fruit, honey, apricot, and orange peel.
A direct relative of the Ventos Garganaga, this is planted in Carso, the famous orange wine-making region. Vitovksa is a white grape that produces a citrus-driven mineral wine.
The pinot grigios made in Friuli are beautifully harvested, using ancient vines with very low yields. The wines produced are often highly acidic, rich, complex, and creamy. You will struggle to find a more refreshing and surprising Pinot Grigio than that from Moreno Ferlat. Macerated in 3 different volumes to produce a Pinot 'Ramato' that you will struggle to put down.