ceturtdiena, 2015. gada 26. februāris

Friuli Venezia Giulia wine

The most fitting descriptor for the luminous white wines of Friuli Giulia is "INTELLIGENT"

Friuli Venezia Giulia wine, called Friuli wine, is made in the northeastern Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. once part of the Venetian Republic and with sections under the influence of the Austro - Hungarian Empire for same time, the wines of the region have noticeable Slavic and Germanic influences.
Region is bordered by the Alps to the north separating from Austria. Slovenia borders the region on the east and the Italian region of Veneto forms the western border and part of the southern border with the Adriatic sea.

The climate is distinguished with very warm days and chilly nights that help maintain a balance in the grape between acidity and sugar levels and allows the grapes a long, slow growing season. harvest normally takes place in september.

There are 11 Denominazione di origine controllata ( DOC ) and 3 Denominazione di origine controllata e Garantita ( DOCG ) in the Friuli Venezia Giulia area.

Most of the vineyards of region are located in the southern half of the region.

While white wine dominates Friuli wine production, nearly 40% of the production is red with Merlot ( 20.05.2015. ) being the leading red wine grape. Along with the internationally styled merlots, Friuli produces some distinctive red wines from the local grape varieties:
  • Tazzelenghe ( 24.06.2015. ) produces a very tannic and fruity wine that mellows as it ages but maintains a good amount of it's fruitiness.
  • Schioppettino ( 10.06.2015. ) also produces very tannic wines with spice and pepper notes behind the ripe fruit flavors.
  • Refosco ( 3.06.2015. ) dal peduncolo rosso is the best known red wine variety which produces a herbal full bodied wine that ages well. It is noted for it's high acidity with blueberry and blackberry notes.
Over 30 different grapes are grown in Friuli Venezia Giulia including international varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon ( 27.05.2015. ) as well as local varieties like Refosco ( 3.06.2015. ), Schioppettino ( 10.06.2015.), Friulano ( 15.04.2015. ), Ribolla Gialla ( 17.06.2015. ) and Verduzzo (17.06.2015. ).

Enjoy :)

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