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The Tocai Priulano, Verduzzo Priulano, Ribolla Gialla, and Malvasia Istriana are far more exciting propositions than those previously mentioned. Drink this Italian wines at 50-53.6°F (10-12°C). The fruity, sometimes dry, sometimes sweet Verduzzo Priulano is firm and can be slightly tannic. You can drink this Italian wine at 50-53.6°F (10-12°C).

The fresh and harmonious Ribolla Gialla is always dry. Drink for a good taste this Italiana wine at 50-53.6°F (10-12°C).

The sultry, spicy, aromatic, and full- bodied Malvasia Istriana demands substantial fish. Drink this Italian wine at 50-53.6°F (10-12°C).

friuli venezia wine mapRamondolo is made from Verduzzo and it is a delightful and intense golden colour. This Italian wine is fruity and fulsome, sometimes with tannin and body. This wine is always slightly sweet to sweet and its minimum alcohol is 14%. Wines from the centre of the region may add Classico to the name. Drink at 46.4- 50.0°F (8-10°C) for slightly sweet and 42.8-46.4°F(6-8°C) for sweet ones. Wines that are interesting and characteristic of Udine are Malvasia Istriana (pale golden tinged with green, attractive bouquet, dry and fine taste, drink at 50-53.6°F/10-12°C, Tocai Friulano (golden to lemon yellow, seductive nose, sultry, refined and elegant taste, drink at 50-53.6°F/10-12°C, and Verduzzo Friulano (golden, sensual bouquet and taste of fresh grapes, can be tannic, dry, slightly sweet to sweet, drink at 50-53.6°F/10-12°C for dry Italian wines and 42.8-50°F/6-10°C for sweet ones with the colder range for the sweetest wines).

There are also excellent Frizzante and Spumante whites, usually made from Chardonnay and/or Pinot Bianco. There are both brut and semi-secco versions of these. Drink at 42.8-46.4°F(6-8°C). The more or less mandatory Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon can be found among the reds (the latter being a first class wine with vegetal undertones and lots of fruit). The most enjoyable Italian wine is the Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, which ismore representative. This is a full- bodied, elegant, fruity wine with distinctive but pleasing bitter note. Tast this Italian wine at 53.6-57.2°F (12-14°C) but a slightly warmer 57.2- 60.8°F (14- 16°C) for mature Riserva examples.

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