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Friulano

Grapefruit, peach, and pear in a crisp white wine with herby hints.

Friulano is synonymous with Friuli-Venezia Giulia, an esteemed wine region located in northeast Italy. Fresh with delicate citrus, orchard, stone fruit, and herbs plus a vibrant ‘zing’ in the mouth, this white wine is ideal on its own or paired with light dishes.

Friulano is widely-planted in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, a wine region that spreads below the Alps in northeast Italy. Many researchers have come to the conclusion that Friulano is native to this region although some believe it hails from nearby Veneto or even southwest France. Whatever its origin, Friulano thrives in this area making light, fresh, and fruity wines that lend themselves to early drinking. Some winemakers have experimented with barrel aging to give this white more structure although most prefer to let the pure fruit shine without any oak influence. With its light, tart character and core of fruit, Friulano is sometimes mistaken for Sauvignon Blanc but there’s no relationship between the two grapes. 

Fun Fact: Friulano is also called Sauvignon Vert, Tocai Friulano, Tai, and Sauvignonasse.

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