After Italy's loss of a lawsuit, "Friulano" became the new name of "Tocai", a wine produced usually in a sweet form in Hungary. This varietal, native to the area of the Austro-Hungarian Empire crossing into the borders of what is now Friuli is dry and delicate with slight undertones of wildflowers and almonds and good structure.
This Friulano by Ronc dai Luchis is an excellent introduction to the grape if you are not already familiar. Fine and delicate with a delightful aroma of wildflowers and nuts, you won't miss the typical almond note we've come to love with Friulano.
Typology: White wine Production area: Friuli Venezia Giulia Grape variety: 100% Friulano Harvesting: By hand from late August to early September Fermentation and refinery: De-stemmed, then softly pressed and aged in stainless steel for 5 months, where there is contact with the lees for texture. Alcohol Percentage: 13.5% Temperature for Serving: 12°C Tasting notes: Fine, delicate wine, with an intense aroma reminiscent of wild flowers, with a dry, soft taste and good structure. Serving Suggestions: Excellent as an aperitif, for appetizers, with fish and white meat.
Our private selection of prosecco made from 100% Glera grapes. We personally select the grapes and create this extra dry, refreshing sparkling wine great for any occasion.
Typology: White sparkling wine Production area: Friuli Venezia Giulia Grape variety: 100% Glera Harvesting: By hand Fermentation and refinery: Through the Charmat method and the addition of the yeasts, we obtain the Prosecco Extra Dry, a fresh wine where fruit notes stand out. Temperature for Serving: Cold! 7-8 °C Alcohol Percentage: 11% Tasting notes: This prosecco is balanced, not too sweet, not too dry, with slight notes of pear on the nose. On the palate, it is refreshing and crisp. Serving Suggestions: It pairs well with fish and cheese, is wonderful as an aperitif, and great for making an Aperol Spritz or your favorite summer cooler.
This Pinot Bianco has been aged completely in stainless steel to maintain all its beautiful fruits tone and aromas. A unique alternative to a Pinot Grigio, this wine is sure to delight!
Typology: White wine Production area: Gramogliano Grape variety: 100% Pinot Bianco Harvesting: Manual in September. Training System: Guyot Fermentation and refinery: Manual harvest for grape selection, de-stemming and soft pressing with subsequent decantation. Fermentation at controlled temperature is followed by 7 months of maturation in steel tanks with several levels of Bâtonage. The wine is then filtered and bottled and will then be aged in bottles. Alcohol Content: 13.5% vol. Tasting notes: Straw-yellow in color. Fruity aromas of apple, banana and hints of spring flowers. The
flavor is dry, elegant, velvety, and balances with the aroma. Serving Suggestions: Excellent as an aperitif, perfect as a light fish starter, pasta and rice with seafood, vegetable soups, and pasta.
This wine is brought to you directly by the founders of Friuli Italian Wines! Vinified in stainless steel and aged in small oak barriques, this smooth red wine is warm and velvety with great structure and balance. Definitely one to pair with a nice meal.
Typology: Red Wine Production area: Friuli-Venezia Giulia Fermentation and refinery: Malolactic fermentation for four months in stainless steel. One year in small barriques of French, Californian and Austrian oaks, then one year in large barrels of Slavonian, French and Austrian oaks. 4-6 months in bottles before selling. Tasting notes: Intense ruby red color with brown, almost dark nuances. On the nose notes of vanilla, raspberry, green notes, mature fruits and spices. Warm, velvety, soft, and spicy with long persistence and great structure. Serving Suggestions: Pairs well with nice pasta with sauce and any kind of ragù. Meat is always a great combo, even game or white meat.
Don't be scared of an unfiltered beauty! The "new unfiltered prosecco" - although not called Prosecco due to being produced outside the Prosecco region of Italy, this sparkling wine from Specogna winery is made of 100% Glera grapes like a traditional prosecco, yet reflects the minerality and flavors of the Friuli region.
Typology: White sparkling wine Production area: Friuli Venezia Giulia Grape variety: 100% Glera Harvesting: By hand Fermentation and refinery: ‘Long’ Charmat method, fermentation in autoclaves. The wine presents sediments and yeasts, as it is unfiltered. Temperature for Serving: Cold! 7-8 °C Alcohol Percentage:11% Tasting notes: Hints of green apple and banana, peach. Serving Suggestions: Fresh and perfect by itself before a meal or by the pool. It also stands up well with cheese or light dishes.
This wine is brought to you directly by the founders of Friuli Italian Wines! This special brand pinot noir, called Pinot Nero in Italy, is aged in stainless steel tanks, yielding a light, bright, and easy-drinking version of this varietal - a welcome and unexpected change from the classic, California style, jammy pinot noir.
Typology: Red Wine Production area: Friuli Venezia Giulia Grape variety: 100% Pinot noir Fermentation and refinery: Wine pressing and removal of the grape stalks, introduction in automatic wine-making vessels for the fermentation which is activated by selected yeasts, soaking for about 8 days by controlled temperature. Alcohol content: 12% vol. Temperature for serving: 18°C Tasting notes: Bright, delicate, balanced acidity, slight fruit undertones. Serving Suggestions: Pasta, poultry, game, roasted meats, strong cheeses.