Friuli Isonzo

Friuli Isonzo







about this subregion

Nestled in Italy's northeastern regions, the Friuli Isonzo DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata) is a wine appellation famed for its rich environmental tapestry that uniquely influences its vinicultural offerings. The terrain, benefitting from the gentle embrace of the Adriatic Sea and the protective shield of the Alps, creates a climate that effortlessly blends the Mediterranean warmth with alpine coolness. This harmony allows for extended ripening periods, ensuring grapes of profound flavor and character.

The varietal diversity in Friuli Isonzo is a testament to its versatile environment. Among the red grape varieties, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon are celebrated for their structured elegance, while Merlot brings lusciousness to the palette. Schioppettino and Refosco resonate with historic ties, offering wines of depth and complexity. Franconia and Pignolo stand as local treasures, with the aromatic Moscato Rosa and the cherry-noted Pinot Nero adding to the region's red wine tapestry.

White grapes flourish under the Friuli Isonzo sun, with Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio emerging as global favorites. Native varieties like Friulano echo the region's heritage, and aromatic varieties such as Gewürztraminer and Malvasia unfurl their fragrances here. The zesty Riesling, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc, and the sweet symphony of Verduzzo and Moscato showcase the vast spectrum of whites. Last, but not least, Welschriesling caps the list with its lively acidity and minerality.

In essence, Friuli Isonzo DOC stands as a testament to how nature and nurture, in a harmonious dance, can lead to wines that are both profound and poetic.


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Vineyard Hectares





Discover Terroir

The Friuli Isonzo DOC is located in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia wine region, along the Isonzo River, southwest of Collio.

This region has a maritime climate with a good amount of rainfall. In addition, during the day, it receives warm winds from the Adriatic Sea, while at night, it receives cool winds from the north. This produces a thermal variation between day and night, allowing high-quality wines to be produced.

There are two types of soils in the region:

On the one hand, on the left bank of the river, soils rich in clay and poor in limestone predominate.

On the other hand, the right bank of the river is dominated by soils rich in limestone, stratified with white gravel.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Franconia, Merlot, Moscato Rosa, Pignolo, Pinot Nero, Refosco, Schioppettino

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

Nestled within the enchanting landscapes of Friuli Isonzo DOC, a symphony of wines awaits, each a masterpiece that captures the essence of the land and the artistry of its winemakers: Bianco, Rosso, Rosato, Chardonnay Spumante, and Vendemmia Tardiva.

Bianco, a canvas of white varietals, pays homage to the terroir with a harmonious blend of Chardonnay, Friulano, Gewürztraminer, Malvasia Istriana, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Verduzzo Friulano, and Welschriesling. With each sip, a medley of aromas and flavors unfolds—a symphony of citrus, florals, and minerality that captures the spirit of Friuli Isonzo.

Rosso, a rich tapestry of reds, showcases the region's diversity through a blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Franconia, Merlot, Pignolo, Pinot Nero, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, and Schioppettino. This red masterpiece dances on the palate, weaving dark fruit, spices, and velvety tannins, revealing a timeless elegance.

Rosato, a delicate rose, draws inspiration from both Bianco and Rosso, creating a blush-hued symphony with varietals except Gewürztraminer. It's a graceful dance of flavors, a whispered sonnet of strawberries and summer gardens, capturing the essence of the sun-kissed vineyards.

Chardonnay Spumante, a sparkling star, takes flight with Chardonnay as its luminous core, heightened by the subtle presence of Pinot Nero. Bubbles dance like stars in the night sky, delivering notes of crisp apples and toasty elegance—a celebration in every sip.

Vendemmia Tardiva, a late-harvest treasure, weaves a tale of patience and passion. With Chardonnay, Friulano, Malvasia, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc, and Verduzzo, it's a symphony of luscious sweetness and vibrant acidity, a moment frozen in time.

In Friuli Isonzo DOC, Bianco, Rosso, Rosato, Chardonnay Spumante, and Vendemmia Tardiva embody the spirit of the land, the traditions of the people, and the symphony of flavors that define the region. With every bottle, you embark on a journey through the terroir, a sensory exploration of the artistry and passion that shape Friuli's winemaking heritage.