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What style of wines is Friuli-Venezia Giulia known for? Where is it located?
  • Known for high quality white wines.
  • 75% is white
  • 4% of Italian production
  • Close to Austria and Slovenia
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Friuli became the go-to region for modern clean style white, mainly unoaked, wines. Who introduced this and which techniques were applied?
  • Introduced by Mario Schiopetto and others from the late 1960s.
  • German technical expertise was used:
    • use of stainless steel for fermentation and ageing vessels, temperature control,
    • cultivated yeasts and,
    • latterly, pneumatic presses.
  • In recent decades:
    • experimentation with late harvest fruit,
    • skin maceration,
    • lees stirring and
    • the use of oak has followed.
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Friuli has 4 DOCG wines, two are used for sweet wines which are these?
  • DOCG Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit - historic wine, once competitor for Tokaj / Picolit has problems with berry set.
  • DOCG Ramandolo for air-dried grapes of the Verduzzo variety.
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What are the two most important DOCs from Friuli? What grapes are used?
  • DOC Collio
  • DOC Collio Orientali del Friuli (COF)

both were part of Slovenia till 19th century

Only single variety whites, 4 principal (but 18 approved):
  • Friulano,
  • Ribolla Gialla
  • Sauvignon blanc
  • Chardonnay
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