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  • Friuli Aquileila DOC

     

    FRIULI AQUILEIA DOC ITALIAN WINES

    Aquilelia Italian wineThis is the southernmost Friuli wine area. The vineyards stretch from the Adriatic coast to the border with Isonzo. Very worthy white Italian wines are made here from Pinot Bianco, Tocai Friulano, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Riesling Renano, Traminer, Sauvignon Blanc, and Verduzzo Friulano; fresh and fruity Rosato wines from Merlot, the Cabernets, and Refosco, plus excellent reds from Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso is the most exciting and authentic of the wines (see also Collio and Isonzo).

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  • Isonzo/Isonzo del Friuli DOC

     

    ISONZO/ISONZO DEL FRIULI DOC

    Isonzo white and rose wineHere too we can talk about exceptional white wines and excellent reds. The wine growing area is on the banks of the Isonzo river close to Gorizia. The vineyards extend as far as the border with Slovenia. The difference in taste between the previous Collio wines and these from Isonzo is not very great and the wines are similar. The area produces a generic Bianco from Tocai Friulano, Malvasia Istriana, Pinot Bianco, and Chardonnay.

    These whites can be dry to slightly sweet but are always remarkably fresh and often are slightly tannic. The other white Italian wines are made using Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Tocai Friulano, Verduzzo Friulano, Traminer Aromatico, Riesling Renano, Riesling Italico, plus of course Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay.