Colli Orientali Del Friuli Wine

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Colli Orientali del Friuli, is the region with the self-explanatory name meaning “Eastern Hills of Friuli,” in the northeast of Italy. Wine-making has existed here since the Roman times, and it has evolved into one of the most prestigious regions in Friuli. These hillside vineyards have their own unique soil composition known as flysch di Cormons, a mixture of limestone, marl and sandstone rich in mineral content. The region is split into three subzones: Ramandolo in the north, Cialla in the middle and Corno di Rosazzo in the south. 

The celebrity grape of the region is surprisingly not an indigenous Italian varietal, but good ol’ Sauvignon Blanc, making this the Marlborough, New Zealand of Italy (or maybe the white grape equivalent of Maremma). The style is rich and full-bodied, with an excellent mineral backbone thanks to the soil and weather conditions. Though the other white grapes that shine here are indeed local natives Friulano, Ribolla Gialla and Verduzzo, either as varietal Read more »

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  • Ribolla Gialla

    This ancient Friulian variety was first mentioned in a contract from 1289. In 1402, the local city of Udine prohibite...

  • Refosco

    Cagnina, Canina, Crabb's Black Burgandy, Dolcedo, Drobni Rifoshk, Grosse Syrah, Mercouri,Refasco, Refosca, Refoschino...

  • Merlot

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

  • Tocai Friulano

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

  • Sauvignon Blanc

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

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  • Le Vigne di Zamò Tocai Friulano Colli Orientali del Friuli 2007

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    Wine review by smithdaj54


  • Le Vigne di Zamò Friulano Vigne 50'Anni 2006

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    Tasted march 2012Loaded gold, fruit is still in evidence, tropical fruit, pineapple, citrus and mild vanilla, on the background the Tocai typical note of bitter almond. The mouth is round, soft and still very fresh, mineral, tropical fruit returns, typically closes a little bitter.Assaggiato Marzo 2012Oro carico, la frutta è ancora in evidenza, ... Read More

    Wine review by GiacomoPevere


  • Le Vigne di Zamò Friulano Vigne 50'Anni 2006

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    Wine review by GiacomoPevere


  • La Tunella White Blend Colli Orientali del Friuli Lalinda 2008

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    Tasted 03/09/2012Peach and pineapple, acacia honey, yellow flowers and a spicy of white pepper, mineral notes. In the mouth it is fresh and soft, quite warm, return the sweet scents of pineapple and a slight spiciness, fine tasty. Quite persistent, in the mouth notes of pineapple, long tastiness slightly bitter.Assaggiato il 9 marzo 2012Pesca e ... Read More

    Wine review by GiacomoPevere


  • Colutta Schioppettino Colli Orientali del Friuli 2008

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    Wine review by luca chevalier


  • Conte d'Attimis-maniago Pinot Grigio Colli Orientali del Friuli 2007

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    Wine review by alanb1108


  • Cof Friuli Bianco Sonata 2009

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    Straw yellow, intense nose has aromas of butter, yellow fruits (peach) and coconut milk. In the mouth are tasty, warm, full body. Persistent, closes with tasty notes.Giallo paglierino, intenso al naso ha profumi di burro, frutti gialli (pesca) e latte di cocco. In bocca è spido, corposo, caldo. Persistente, chiude con note salmastre. Read More

    Wine review by GiacomoPevere


  • Cof Friuli Rosso Va'Pensiero 2007

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    Garnet, intense balsamic notes and goudron. In the mouth it is fullbody, tannins are very fine. Beautiful end long and elegant.Tendente al granato Intenso, note balsamiche e di goudron. In bocca è pieno, i tannini sono sottili e finissimi. Bel finale, lungo ed elegante. Read More

    Wine review by GiacomoPevere


  • Cof Pignolo Va' Pensiero 2005

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    Fine ruby, consistent. Intense and beautiful complexity, blackberry and black fruits, China and wet earth, tobacco. In the mouth it is very stout, with strong character and structure. Good acidity and fine tannins. Closes slightly spicy.Value for money superb, leave it in cellar for a while.Bel rubino, consistente. Intenso e di bella complessità... Read More

    Wine review by GiacomoPevere


  • Cof Pignolo Va' Pensiero 2005

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    Fine ruby, consistent. Intense and beautiful complexity, blackberry and black fruits, China and wet earth, tobacco. In the mouth it is very stout, with strong character and structure. Good acidity and fine tannins. Closes slightly spicy.Value for money superb, leave it in cellar for a while.Bel rubino, consistente. Intenso e di bella complessità... Read More

    Wine review by GiacomoPevere


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