The region Friuli-Venezia Giulia is located between Austria, Slovenia and the Veneto plain. Due to methods as refrigerated fermentation, the area is perhaps one the best white wine regions of Italy. The zones Collio, Colli Orientali, Isonzo und Carso produce the highest quality and persistent white wines. Many growers have eliminated the international varieties and have replaced old native varietals, particularly the Friulano. The greatest potential of Friuli-Venezia Giulia lies in autochthonic varieties.
DOCG wines from Friuli - Venezia Giulia
Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit, Lison, Ramandolo, Rosazzo
DOC DOCG wines from Friuli - Venezia Giulia
Carso oder Carso - Kras, Colli Orientali del Friuli, Collio Goriziano oder Collio*, Friuli Annia, Friuli Aquileia, Friuli Grave, Friuli Isonzo oder Isonzo del Friuli, Friuli Latisana, Lison-Pramaggiore, Prosecco
IGT DOCG wines from Friuli - Venezia Giulia
Alto Livenza, Delle Venezie, Venezia Giulia
* Collio Gorizia (usually just Collio) DOC: The Collio is the most important wine-growing region of Friuli. Specialty of the region is the autochthonous grape Ribolla Gialla from the vineyards around Oslavia and Gorizia. Quantitatively, however, it is the Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc and Friulano. Ribolla Gialla remains an important image carrier.
Collio Bianco: twelve varieties are permitted for the blend of Collio Bianco. The winemaker decides the blend and so creates an individual wine. In cultivation, the wines benefit from the ideal advantages of the terrain and wines with fruit and depth can be produced. Although in Italy the white wines are usually drunk young, the enjoyment increases noticeable if the wines get more time in the cellar. The white blends have the extraordinary ability to mature for several years in the bottle and to develop ever more complex flavors.