about this subregion

Tucked away in the northeastern corner of Italy, the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region is a gem of vinicultural splendor, with its crown jewel being the Friuli DOC area. Bordered by the rugged Alps to the north and the Adriatic Sea to the south, the region offers an unparalleled terroir, characterised by a unique blend of mountainous and maritime influences. These natural features create a microclimate that oscillates between crisp alpine air and warm sea breezes, ensuring the perfect setting for vine cultivation.

The grape varieties cultivated here reflect both the history and the diversity of the region. For reds, the lush terrains generously host Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot, Pinot Nero, and the indigenous Refosco, each of which exudes its own charm, from the structured and robust to the elegant and aromatic.

White grapes, however, are the real stars in Friuli DOC. The terroir here finds its highest expression in wines made from Chardonnay, Friulano, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Ribolla Gialla, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc. Not to be forgotten, the Verduzzo grape offers a hint of the region's sweet delights.

In essence, the Friuli DOC encapsulates the environmental richness of Friuli-Venezia Giulia. Each bottle tells a story of the land, the climate, and the millennia-old traditions that have merged to make this region a true paradise for wine lovers.


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Discover Terroir

The Friuli DOC, located in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine region, covers wines produced in the provinces of Pordenone, Gorizia, Triste and Udine.

Two types of climates can be distinguished in this DOC:

On the one hand, a Mediterranean climate predominates in the south.

On the other hand, an alpine climate predominates in the north.

Regarding the soil, the topography is strongly influenced by the mountains to the north and east, which are key to the elevation of some vineyards above the low cloud cover of the region.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Refosco

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Friulano, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Ribolla Gialla, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Verduzzo

In the picturesque expanse of the Friuli DOC wine region, a collection of wines awaits, each a masterpiece that unveils the essence of this enchanting terroir: Bianco, Chardonnay, Rosso, Cabernet Franc, and Spumante.

Bianco, a symphony of diversity, captures the region's vibrant tapestry of grapes. A canvas woven from Chardonnay, Friulano, Gewürztraminer, Malvasia Istriana, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Ribolla Gialla, Sauvignon Blanc, and Verduzzo Friulano. With each sip, it tells a tale of floral notes, zesty citrus, and a harmonious balance that embodies the spirit of Friuli.

Chardonnay, a tribute to excellence, epitomizes the artistry of the region. Comprising a minimum of 85% Chardonnay, blended with other authorized non-aromatic white grapes, it reflects the terroir's elegance. Notes of ripe orchard fruit and a touch of oak are intertwined, offering a symphony of flavor that resonates on the palate.

Rosso, a rich narrative of reds, is a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot, Pinot Nero, and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso. With each varietal, it unfolds a tale of red fruit, velvety tannins, and a hint of spice, painting a portrait of the region's complexity.

Cabernet Franc, a virtuoso in its own right, showcases a minimum of 85% Cabernet Franc, complemented by other authorized red grapes. It expresses the elegance of the variety, weaving together layers of blackcurrant, green pepper, and a refined structure.

Spumante, a celebration of effervescence, combines Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and Pinot Nero. Bubbles dance on the palate, carrying a medley of orchard fruit and a lively freshness that encapsulates the spirit of Friuli's winemaking tradition.

In the Friuli DOC, Bianco, Chardonnay, Rosso, Cabernet Franc, and Spumante stand as expressions of a terroir that cherishes diversity and craftsmanship. Each bottle is an invitation to explore the nuances of the region's grapes and the hands that guide their transformation into liquid art.