Friuli-venezia Giulia Wine

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Friuli-Venezia Giulia is located in the northeast corner of Italy, bordering Austria and Slovenia.  The Julian Alps, named for Julius Caesar, preside over the northern landscape, while the south is comprised of villages and towns leading to the Gulf of Trieste. Being as close as it is to the country’s border, it’s historically been a veritable magnet for invasions, by everyone from Attila the Hun to Napoleon. In the 18th century, Charles of Hapsburg opened up Trieste and Fiume as “free trade” ports. But this only served to give Austria access to the Meditterranean and make these trade hubs very prosperous while the rest of the region was steeped in poverty. But after World War II, areas rich in agricultural traditions were able to benefit from the rise in modern industry and the region as a whole rose from its downtrodden past. 
 
The Alps and Adriatic sea are the region’s great climate moderators. Mountainous DOCS to the north and east benefit Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Friuli-venezia Giulia View all

  • Tocai Friulano

    Blanc doux, Cinquien, Istarski Tokay, Malaga, Mosler, Sauvignon de la Correze, Sauvignon gros, Sauvignon à gros grain...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Pinot Grigio

    History of the grape: Pinot Gris was planted in Burgundy, France as far back as the 1300s. It then spread through Eur...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

Popular Wineries in Friuli-venezia Giulia View all

  • Livio Felluga

    Founder Livio Felluga is a 5th generation winemaker credited with innovating and mastering modern...

  • Bastianich

    BASTIANICH - Colli Orientali del Friuli The region of Friuli Venezia Giulia lies in the far no...

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Friuli-venezia Giulia on Snooth

  • Grave del Friuli 2009

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    An appealing Italian red wine, Merlot only in a rather deep color and charms immediately by its bouquet of ripe red berries, typical Merlot, wooded and properly dosed. Wine has a good taste of fruit and medium-bodied, the tannins have some firmness, while lacking any harshness, it shines. Simply delightful! Read More

    Wine review by Antonio Chef Tony


  • San Simone Perlae Naonis Millesimato Prosecco DOC Brut 2011

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    No written review

    Wine review by NirvinoBe


  • Bressan Schioppettino Venezia Giulia IGT 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by ntmcevoy


  • Ronchi di Cialla Ribolla Gialla 2011

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    Delicious light white. Must be served ice cold. Good to drink with spicy seafood stir fry. Read More

    Wine review by nikhilbott


  • Jermann Pinot Grigio 2011

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    A really surprisingly substantial wine...this is NOT the crisp and light Italian pinot grigio I thought I knew! This wine is has a restrained nose of pear and honey, and lots of acid and fresh tropical fruit on the palate. It is a brilliant golden straw color,and medium-full bodied. Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Pasco Grion Merlot 2000

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    No written review

    Wine review by Uvarov Konstantin


  • Albino Armani Pinot Grigio Friuli Grave 2009

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    No written review

    Wine review by cjinscore


  • Bastianich Friulano 2010

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    $ 14 . Smokey and floral on the nose with hints of brie, dusty minerals and lots of chalk and a touch of green herb. On entry this feels just a touch loose, but it firms up nicely, wrapping a creamy gauze of pear and apricot fruit around a spice of mineral and bitter almond flavors. There's nice weight here, but it remains refreshing, with a ze... Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS


  • Bressan White Blend Friuli Verduzzo Friulano 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by brittaincc


  • Bastianich Friulano 2010

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    Smokey and floral on the nose with hints of brie, dusty minerals and lots of chalk and a touch of green herb. On entry this feels just a touch loose, but it firms up nicely, wrapping a creamy gauze of pear and apricot fruit around a spice of mineral and bitter almond flavors. There's nice weight here, but it remains refreshing, with a zesty, rat... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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