grave del friuli docThere are many different varietal Italian wines here from a specific grape and a few generic wines. These are made along the banks of the Tagliamento river in the province of Udine. Wines like the Colli Orientali Friulani (see that entry) are also to be found here. The white wines are made from Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Riesling Renano, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Tocai Friulano, Traminer Aromático, and Verduzzo Friulano. The last four of these are usually the better wines. The Spumante versions of these wines are also of excellent quality. The Rosato is fresh, fruity, and unforced (and also available as a Frizzante). The red Italian wine is made from either or both of the two Cabernets, Merlot, Pinot Nero, and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.