There is also a sublime Spumante made from Pinot Bianco supplemented with Pinot Nero and Chardonnay. Drink this Italian wine at generally 46.4- 50.0°F (8-10°C) but 50-53.6°F (10-12°C) for the Chardonnay, Traminer, Tocai, Verduzzo, and Pinot Grigio.
The ordinary Rosso is made from Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon, supplemented with some Pinot Nero or Refosco. There are numerous styles and taste for these Isonzo Rosso wines.
The best local red Italian wines are made from the popular French Cabernets (Sauvignon and Franc), Merlot, and Pinot Nero. These wines are excellent. The Cabernet wines have slight vegetal undertones and there is a substantial bitter note to the Pinot Nero. Drinking temperature for this Italian wine is 57.2- 60.8°F (14- 16°C).
The most surprising wines are the young and fruity and very aromatic Franconia, and the full-bodied and powerful Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso. Drinking temperature for this Italian wine is 57.2- 60.8°F (14- 16°C) for the Franconia and 60.8-62.6°F (16-17°C) for the Refosco. The local Passito is an excellent choice for an authentic Italian wine.