Name of varietal: Picolit
Common synonyms: Balafan, Balafant, Blaustengler, Blaustingl Weiss, Kek Nyeliü, Keknyelü, Kel'ner, Peccoleto Bianco, Piccolet, Piccoletta, Piccolit, Piccoliti Bianco, Piccolito, Piccolito Bianco, Piccolito del Friuli, Piccolitt, Piccolitto, Piccolitto Friulano, Picoleto Bianco, Piculit, Pikolit, Pikolit Weiss, Piros Keknyelü, Ranful Weiss, Szabo Istvan, Szod Bajor, Uva del Friuli, Weisser Blaustingl, Weisser Ranful, and Wisellertraube Weiss.
Parentage of the grape: thought to be native of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy.
History of the grape: Picolit is believed to have ancient origins, though exact details are not clear. Its name is derived from the small (piccolo) yields it produces since it is such a pesky grape to grow, prone to diseases that cause it to spontaneously terminate flowering. Because of its rarity and limited availability, through the centuries it became a prized grape among nobility. It Read more »

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  • Livon Della Venezia Giulia IGT Braide Alte 2011


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    Wine review by martins2002

  • Friuli (or more properly Friuli Venezia Giulia) lies in Italy’s ... ... Blanc, 20% Chardonnay, 5% Picolit, with the remaining 45% a mix of Ribolla Gialla and Malvasia. There is a great deal of selection made in the vineyards, resulting in very low yields. As if created to personify Silvio himself, the wine is not only a testament to great wine... Read More

    From the article For the Love of Friuli Wine

  • Assume you're talking dessert wines? That's the only version I've had, a few times in the Veneto.Your profile says you're in the States. Are you actually in Italy?Sounds like a very, very specialized niche, even though there was some cachet around it way back when I started drinking in the '70s. Have barely heard anything of it since then, other... Read More

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  • Hi all! I am new here and was wondering if anyone had any experience in purchasing Picolit back in the States? Perhaps through one of the online wine auctions places? I am trying to get an idea of the average price of Picolit stateside and on the auction sites. Also wondering if it is worth it to unload my Picolit collection. 2003 excellent cond... Read More

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  • Jermann Vintage Tunina 2007


    Il 2006 era uno dei top 30 italiani. Il 2007 non è da meno.Dorato, grande intesità e complessità, frutti esotici, pesca e note minerali. Grande struttura, fresco, morbido e lunghissima persistenza. Da provare.2006 was top 30 italian wines. 2007 is great. Golden, great intensity and complexity, exotic fruits peach, mineral. Big structure, fresh a... Read More

    Wine review by GiacomoPevere

  • Ronchi di Cialla Picolit di Cialla . 500


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    Wine review by kristyreece

  • Jermann Vintage Tunina 2007


    The best assamblage of northern italy,buttery lush and fresh!A must drink!!! Read More

    Wine review by stefvia

  • A group of fearless bloggers is now in Friuli, Italy, and reporting daily on ... of the region, along with Picolit, typically used for sweet, appassimento wines -- in a dry style. In the words of my traveling companion Wayne, Verduzzo is “a red wine grape with white skin.” While that character is generally masked in sweet expressions of V... Read More

    From the article David McDuff at I Clivi

  • A group of fearless bloggers is now in Friuli, Italy, and reporting daily on ... ... in Corno di Rosazzo''The Picolit wines were by the far the most interesting in the sweet department on this trip so far. The 2003, 1999 and 1988 all being made with different styles, the 2003 the most concentrated and big...It reminded me of certain Sauternes ... Read More

    From the article Nicolas Contenta in Friuli

  • Last evening I was in Rome, at Città del Gusto to attend at the presentation of the guide whose original title is "berebene low cost 2010". In other words a guide to more than four thousands wine whose price on the shelf is less than 8 euro.Among this thousands wine there are 678 of them which received the "oscar" to mean that they have the best... Read More

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