Tocai 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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  • Jermann Vinnae Ribolla Gialla 2011


    No written review

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Edi Keber Collio 2010


    The nose was vibrant, showing white flowers with paté brisee, honey, peach and hints of mineral stone. On the palate it had a medium body with silky textures and a balance of acidity and ripe fruits. Peach and melon were prominent with hint of vanilla. The finish was fresh, showing sweet peach that turned to bitter floral notes. Read More

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Edi Keber Collio Bianco 2009


    Complexity, full of notes of wax, wax flower, smoke, celery, juciey braised endvie and lemon/citrus fruit. Collio when it is at it´s best, where fat oliey viscosity is blended with lascivious acid and aromatic green elements and especially the required bitterness.Distinguished balance and superb intensity Read More

    Wine review by Rene Nellemose

  • Radikon Jakot Tocai Friulano IGT 2005


    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

    Wine review by Eric Guido

  • Exto Gredic Vineyard Toh-Kai. Quattro Mani Tocai Friulano Slovenia Quatro Mani White 2010


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    Wine review by annecara

  • Massican White Blend Napa Valley Annia 2010


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

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Massican White Blend Napa Valley Annia 2010


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

    Wine review by alanb1108

  • Millbrook Winery Tocai 2011


    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

    Wine review by Foxall

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


    No written review

    Wine review by smithdaj54

  • Larkmead Vineyards Tocai Friulano Napa Valley 2010


    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

    Wine review by Eric Guido

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