Friuli

The Friuli

Native Vines:

Red

• Refosco del Peduncolo Rosso
• Schioppettino
• Tazzelenghe
• Pignolo
• Piculìt Neri
• Cordenossa
• Cianorie
• Forgiarìn
 

White

• Friulano
• Ribolla Gialla
• Malvasia Istriana
• Vitovska
• Cividìn
• Sciaglìn
• Verduzzo
• Picolit
• Ucelùt
 
Important Wines
• Collio Bianco
• Friulano from the Collio and Colli Orientali
• Ribolla Gialla from the Collio and Colli Orientali
• Ramandolo
• Schioppettino del Colli Orientali
• Refosco from the Colli Orientali and Aquileia 

 

An orderly region, whose white wines are prized throughout Italy for their precision and fresh fruit, rising to fame in the 1970s with Mario Schiopetto’s revolutionary wines, which arguably laid the foundations for the future of Italian white wines.

The wines are usually named after their varieties and traditionally producers will make many different wines with very similar labels. 

The best sub-zones border Slovenia: the Carso, Collio (www.collio.it) and the Colli Orientali, where small producers dominate and their output is an anarchic mix from amphora fermented to ultra-clean reductive winemaking.  The Colli Orientali is essentially an extension of the Collio, though the former is in the province of Udine, the latter Gorizia.  The rules for Collio are also tighter and insist on the vineyards being on a slope.

The Grave is the largest zone and here Pinot Grigio rules with Prosecco on the huge rise. 

There are pockets of extraordinary winemaking in the lesser sub-zones like the Isonzo and Aquileia, but the most interesting zone of all may be towards the hills of Valeriano.  These have no official recognition, but have been brought alive through the recovery of ancient vines by Emilio Bulfon.

 

our Friulano selection by Winemaker / Estate...

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Bat and Bottle is Emma and me, there are no teams of copywriters or agencies helping us out and we are constantly limited by time.  For excellent sources of information go to my blog where I have embedded useful links.  These scribblings are personal and flawed. 

 

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  1. Broilo. Ribolla Gialla 2013

    A powerful, spicy Ribolla with a real weight of apply fruit.


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  2. Broilo. Schioppettino 2012

    Raspberry and black pepper, earthy mushroom and grilled peppers, mineral and complex.  Seriously great full-bodied red that is fabulous now and will continue to develop to 2018-2020.


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  3. Emilio Bulfon mixed case (12 bottle offer)

    Emilio Bulfon mixed 12 bottle case, usually £171.60
    An offer of truly unique wines.

    Two bottles of each grape type:
    Sciaglìn, Cividìn, Ucelùt, Cjanorìe, Piculìt Neri and Cordenossa

     


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    £160.00
  4. Emilio Bulfon mixed case (6 bottle offer)

    Emilio Bulfon mixed 6 bottle case, usually £85.80
    An offer of truly unique wines.

    One bottle of each grape type:
    Sciaglìn, Cividìn, Ucelùt, Cjanorìe, Piculìt Neri and Cordenossa


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    £81.50
  5. Emilio Bulfon. 'Blanc de Rugel' 2013

    Deep, orange and grapefruit flavours, with spice and floral elements.


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  6. Emilio Bulfon. Cividin 'Blanc di Sanzuan' 2013

    Lovely ripe fruit on the nose, pineapple and mango, delicate herb and lime flavours.  A fine vintage for this vine.


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  7. Emilio Bulfon. Cjanorie 'Cianoros' 2014

    This vintage is so pure, the raspberry fruit is almost bright, tannin is almost non-existant. There is simply nothing not to love, it is the original Californian blonde.


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  8. Emilio Bulfon. Cordenossa 'Ros di Sanzuan' 2014

    A rich red, damson and sloe, a dark and brooding stylish wine with slight herb and mineral elements and soft tannins.


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  9. Emilio Bulfon. Grappa di Ucelut

    2012
    Honeyed, fresh and clean fruit, a little too sugary though.
    2010
    Honey, sweet and a tip herby but really, not up too much

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    £30.00
  10. Emilio Bulfon. Moscato Rosa 2014

    This immaculate pudding wine coats your taste buds in honeyed strawberry, rose and Turkish delight.


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