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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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  • Le Vigne di Zamò Friulano Vigne 50'Anni 2006


    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

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    Golden yellow, bright, consistent. I have tasted a lot of tocai and no one like this on nose. Sweet notes of pineapple, peach, banana, mineral, then slowly go out butter and notes of peppermint. Yet another confirmation that his wines must be left in the glass quite a bit to enjoy it all. In the mouth, is more tasty than fresh, the sip lose some... Read More

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  • Moretti White Blend Santa Barbara County Bianchetto 2010


    This wine is made from three italian grape variety that I have never heard of. ... of. 60% Arneis, 32% Tocai friulano and 8% Malvasia Bianca. Its pale yellow in color and smells of ripe pear with a certain crisp to it. It was a little flat even when chilled properly although the flavor was wonderful with hints of pear, the smoothness of white ... Read More

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    A very good Friulano,one of the best so far, it taste like a top Hungarian Tocaj with more of a long fruity finish. Needs to be served at the righ temperature or loses its personality, overall totally satified Read More

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