Friuli Annia

Friuli Annia







about this subregion

Nestled in the northeastern corner of Italy, the Friuli Annia DOC is a testament to the rich tapestry of terroirs Italy is renowned for. This wine-producing region benefits from a unique confluence of climatic conditions, flanked by the cool breezes of the Adriatic Sea and the protective embrace of the Alps. This geographical setting bestows upon the region a temperate maritime climate, with a distinctive diurnal temperature variation, ensuring both ripening and retention of aromatic compounds in the grapes.

Red wines from Friuli Annia often exude an elegance and structure reminiscent of Bordeaux, thanks in large part to the predominance of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot grapes. But it's not just about the international varieties; the native Refosco adds a touch of authentic Italian flair, offering wines with deep color and a bouquet full of wild berries and spices.

White wines, on the other hand, shine with a broad palette of flavors and aromas, a direct result of the diversity of grape varieties cultivated. The crisp and mineral notes of Chardonnay and Pinot Bianco complement the more floral and aromatic profiles of Gewürztraminer and Malvasia. Friulano, a local gem, often presents with delicate almond notes, while the ever-popular Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc bring forth wines that are both refreshing and complex. Lastly, the Verduzzo grape, native to the region, produces wines that are honeyed and rich, perfect for sipping on a languid summer day.

In essence, the Friuli Annia DOC is an ode to the harmonious melding of environment and viticulture, producing wines that are as varied as they are exceptional.


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Discover Terroir

The production area of Friuli Annia DOC wines is located in the province of Udine. It overlooks the lagoon of Marano and then continues north to reach Palmanova and Cervignano del Friuli. This DOC is part of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine region.

Due to its proximity to the sea, the region has mild winters and windy summers. In addition, due to the influence of the Bora wind, the climate is dry, and temperatures range from 13°C to 15°C.

On the other hand, the soils are predominantly clay, while the sand percentage varies between the region's different areas.


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

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

In the heart of the Friuli Annia DOC wine region, a quartet of wines beckons, each a testament to the land's allure and the craftsmanship of its winemakers: Bianco, Rosato, Rosso, and Spumante.

Bianco, an ode to variety, harmoniously brings together Chardonnay, Friulano, Gewürztraminer, Malvasia Istriana, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Verduzzo Friulano. This white wine is a symphony of aromas, a cascade of flavors that dance on the palate, revealing a spectrum of fruit and floral notes, embodying the essence of Friuli Annia.

Rosato and Rosso, a duet of reds, marry Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso. Each grape variety contributes its voice to the blend, a chorus of red fruit, nuanced spices, and velvety tannins that tell a tale of the land's diversity.

Spumante, a sparkling star, takes flight with a minimum of 90% Chardonnay and/or Pinot Bianco, elevated by other authorized white grapes. Its effervescence carries an air of celebration, a lively dance of bubbles that caresses the palate with orchard fruit and a refreshing liveliness.

The Friuli Annia DOC paints a portrait of possibility, with Bianco, Rosato, Rosso, and Spumante as its brushstrokes. Each bottle embodies a passion for the terroir and a dedication to craftsmanship, inviting you to explore the nuances of grape varieties and the hands that guide their transformation into liquid art. With every pour, you embark on a journey through the flavors and fragrances that define Friuli Annia's winemaking tradition.