Friulano

 

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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  • Ermacora Tocai Friulano Colli Orientali del Friuli 2006

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    No written review

    Wine review by SLICK75


  • Oriel White Blend Portia 2004

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    I've been a fan of Oriel wines for a couple of years now. And this is one of my favorites in their portfolio. Worth seeking out and adding to your everyday drinking list. Read More

    Wine review by danpetroski


  • Bastianich Tocai Friulano Colli Orientale 2007

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    So balanced in terms of fruit and acidity-so drinkable and pair great /w/ scallops-nose was weak but on the palate it was so sliky some may a petroleum-like texture-i loved this aspect-truly a great wine!!!! my first experience of a fruiliano. Read More

    Wine review by markie


  • Bastianich Tocai Friulano Colli Orientale 2007

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    Wine review by markie


  • Scubla White Blend Colli Orientali del Friuli Bianco Pomedes 2006

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    A masterpiece. A premium lightly oaked, rich, white wine from Friuli. A blend ... A blend of Chardonnay, Tocai Friulano and Reisling Renano, fermented and refined in barriques, elegant and rich, aromatic with aromas of fruits underlying hints of vanilla and with an enduring aftertaste in the mout Read More

    Wine review by Italyabroad


  • One of the benefits of being in the wine industry is access to the producers ... ... and native grapes (Friulano, Ribolla Gialla).Alessio addressed the challenges facing producers in terms of cool climate production, adherence to terroir and the realities of the market. He phrased this as the crossover set of wines created by the larger sets ... Read More

    Forum post in the topic A Cold Wind Blows


  • Livio Felluga Tocai Friulano Colli Orientali del Friuli 2003

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    Wine review by db7


  • Bastianich Tocai Friulano 2006

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    The nose didn't give much, and the yellow fruits were fairly sour. Not so impressed, but not bad. Read More

    Wine review by hershey


  • In April 2008 the name of an important Italian wine denomination will cease to ... ... of the country. Tocai Friulano is a white grape, very popoìular, with origins that are unclear: some speculation seem to point that it was imported from Hungary, despite its lack of resemblance to any Hungarian variety. Anyway, Tocai was documented in Friul... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Say goodbye to Tocai


  • Volpe Pasini Tocai Friulano Colli Orientali del Friuli Zuc di Volpe 2006

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    Stunning white. Lush and balanced. Noticable fruit under a hefty, warm blanket. Read More

    Wine review by danpetroski


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