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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  • Movia Gredic Tocai 2010


    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

    Wine review by GiacomoPevere

  • Moretti White Blend Santa Barbara County Bianchetto 2010


    This wine is made from three italian grape variety that I have never heard of. ... heard 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 ... Read More

    Wine review by shsim

  • Di Leonardo Tocai Friulano Friuli Grave Toh! 2008


    No written review

    Wine review by justrightasrain

  • Jermann Vinnae Ribolla Gialla 2010


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    Wine review by luca chevalier

  • Read a snipet in Decanter magazine recently stating that the production of Italian Prosecco will grow five fold in the next two decades, doubling in the next two years according to producer Bisol. The US apparently can't get enough with sales of 2.3m bottles in 2010.I must admit there is a big promotion here in th UK for Prosecco at the moment, ... Read More

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  • Oriel White Blend Portia 2004


    Loved this wine! U can really taste the apples and pears...great for sipping on a hot day on it's own. Read More

    Wine review by avrpal

  • Dario Raccaro Friulano "Vigna del Rolat" 2008


    Assaggiato 5/11/2011Dorato, intenso e ampio al naso. Fruttato, passion fruit, pesca gialla, mela e una nota agrumata, floreale di glicine e biancospino, gesso. In bocca è veramente tanto, corposo, piú fresco che sapido, una bella morbidezza ma di legno non se ne parla nemmeno solo acciaio. Citrino e floreale in bocca, chiude con le tipica mandor... Read More

    Wine review by GiacomoPevere

  • Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Meditazione 2008


    Smells like lemon pledge and rubber. A little tannic, like a sweet tea, and a bit spicy on the finish. Read More

    Wine review by Kyle Graynor

  • Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Clones 2008


    Smooth, a little buttery Read More

    Wine review by Kyle Graynor

  • Channing Daughters White Blend the Hamptons Mosaico 2008


    Very clean taste, grassy. Read More

    Wine review by Kyle Graynor

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