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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  • Tocai Friulano

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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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


  • Girolamo Dorigo Colli Orientali del Friuli Montsclapade 2003

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    Delicious red wine , have 3 bottles left ......... Read More

    Wine review by eyeseefilm


  • La Tunella Pinot Grigio Colli Orientali del Friuli 2009

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    Straw bright, warm aromas of tropical fruits, crusted bread and acacia blossoms; richly textured flavor notes of tart pippin apple and oily citrus across a bright, and lingering finish. Read More

    Wine review by InWineTruth


  • Le Vigne di Zamò Cof Malvasia 2001

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    Wine review by luca chevalier


  • Sauvignon DOC 2009

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  • Ermacora Pinot Grigio Colli Orientali del Friuli 2009

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  • La Roncaia Friulano 2008

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    Wine review by luca chevalier


  • Pinot Grigio DOC 2010

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    Wine review by luca chevalier


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