Friulano

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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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  • Radikon Jakot Tocai Friulano IGT 2005

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    The nose was enticing and with each sniff, seemed to change and evolve as sweet exotic spices, roasted nuts and dried apricot filled the senses. On the palate, it was full-bodied yet lively with zesty acidity ushering in flavors of tart pit fruits, orange preserves, flower petals and earthy minerals. The finish was long, clinging to the palate. ... Read More

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  • Massican White Blend Napa Valley Annia 2010

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    I love this wineThe more I drink it the more I lover drinking itBravo to Dan Read More

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  • Massican White Blend Napa Valley Annia 2010

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    just love it never tire of its wonderful taste and aroma Read More

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  • Millbrook Winery Tocai 2011

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    Wow, NY wines have come a long way since I was in college. This was pleasant, light on its feet. There was a little nutty presence and a lychee note, a little white peach and Asian pear. Enough fruit on the back end to give a sense of sweetness but not sweet--and just enough white gravel to give it a little minerality. Read More

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

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    Wine review by smithdaj54


  • Larkmead Vineyards Tocai Friulano Napa Valley 2010

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    The nose was rich yet fresh like spring with a bouquet of white flowers, minerals, apricot, almonds and butter. On the palate it was full and luxurious with inner floral and spice notes, a hint of herbs and white pit fruits. It coated the palate before being wisp'd away by the wines vibrant acidity. The finish was long with lingering flowers and... Read More

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  • Millbrook Winery Tocai 2011

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    Semi-carbonated, cooked pear and oak aroma. The mouth is very gentle and has nice acidity on the finish. Read More

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  • Millbrook Winery Tocai 2011

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    Very aromatic, with grassy notes and bits of citrus. Very acidic but with a great, long, semi-sweet finish. Read More

    Wine review by Kyle Graynor


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