Name of varietal: Tocai Friulano (Friulano)

Common synonyms: Blanc doux, Cinquien, Istarski Tokay, Malaga, Mosler, Sauvignon de la Correze, Sauvignon gros, Sauvignon à gros grains, Sauvignonasse, Sauvignonazz, Sauvignon vert, Tocai bianco, Tocai Italico, Tokai Italiano, Tokay, Trebbianello

Parentage of the grape: Unknown, but it has been proven through DNA testing that there is no relationship between this grape and either Hungarian Tokaji or Alsatian Tokay (Pinot Gris). It is, however, the same grape as Sauvignonasse.

History of the grape: Though Tocai Friulano was first mentioned in the 19th century, the grape in question was probably Furmint, perhaps sparking the association with Tokaji. In 1932, a new wine appeared under the same name. This one turned out to be the minor French grape Sauvignonasse, which is the variety grown under the name Tocai Friulano today. Recently, the Hungarians managed to persuade the EU to ban the use of all forms of the term Tocai by anyone except Read more »

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  • Torre Rosazza Friulano 2008


    I bought two bottles of this wine for £1 from the website ... in Italy and made from the friulano grape in the Friuli region of notrtheast Italy.I started the first bottle last night with my fish and chip supper.It is a dry but not a bone dry wine with a deep yellow colour.There is plenty of a fresh melon,peach and almond style fruit there with... Read More

    Wine review by duncan 906

  • Also looking good was this earlier circular from Chambers Street. Oregon ... main part of that wine is Friulano with inputs from several other components...Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc, Auxerrios and the true Jermann inspiration: une baci (a kiss) of Moscato." This has always been a beautifully textured wine and we're excited to have some of the ... Read More

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  • Decided to spin this out from another thread to keep things clear and more easily accessible.Please post your recommendations here. Will add my own when I have a spare moment.... Read More

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  • Bressan Verduzzo Friulano Venezia Giulia 2013


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Selva Capuzza San Martino Della Battaglia DOC Campo del Soglio 2015


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    Wine review by SilviaFantoni

  • Busy day. Too freaking hot!This Arbe Garbe was a blend of Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia and Tokai Friulano all from Sonoma County. Expected more brightness and less creaminess. Interesting but likely not a repurchase @ $36 I could say the same thing about this Hungarian. Not sure I can trust the palate of the guy who I asked about it. Again OK but I ... Read More

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  • Azienda Agricola Monte del Fra Ca del Magro Custoza DOC Superiore 2013


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Friuli (or more properly Friuli Venezia Giulia) lies in Italy’s ... were ... were planted in 1954 with Friulano vines, and it was from these grapes that Mario produced the first varietal wine in the area. His philosophy was not to reinvent tradition, but rather to understand the land, the climate, the character of the hills, and the cycles of ... Read More

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  • Friulano la Tunella Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC 2012


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • La Viarte Friulano Colli Orientali del Friuli 2012


    Really nice Italian Friulano. This was full of light lemon pith, a touch of creaminess along with the moderate acidity. Fairly smooth, well balanced and refreshing. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0

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