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. Rauscedo. Pinot Grigio 2015

    Perfumed, funky, exotic aromas with lemon, herb and pink grapefruit, fresh and pure with the typically stony character that is the DNA of this wine.


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  2. Rauscedo. Sauvignon Blanc 2015

    Generous, ripe lime and kiwi fruit aromas with ripe basil and tarragon, tight and mineral with fresh, fresh fig and lemon flavours, a fine structure and long finish.


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  3. Rauscedo. Verduzzo 2013

    Soft, honeyed fruit with delicious touches of nutmeg and quince.  A medium bodied, supple, gentle sweet wine that has no desire to overpower. 


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  4. Rauscedo. Traminer Aromatico 2013

    Beautifully restrained, lightly spiced fruit, dry and refreshing with tight mineral finish.


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  5. Rauscedo. Ribolla Gialla Spumante Extra Dry

    Beautiful aromatic fruit, fine minerality providing structure and weight.  For such an immediately enjoyable wine this has unusual complexity.


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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. Sciaglin 2013

    A tight, focused wine with refreshing grapefruit, lime and greengage fruit, some lovely soft peach, wild honey and jasmine, just a touch of bitter lemon on the finish. 


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  9. 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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  10. Necotium. Cabernet Franc 2013

    The fruit is dry, supple and elegant with mint, eucalyptus and herb complementing the generous bramble and berry fruit.  Light and supple, absolute classic.


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  11. Emilio Bulfon. Piculit Neri 2014

    Raspberry and black currants with a dusting of fine tannin, cedar and cassis, a glass of wine to loose yourself in.


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  12. Emilio Bulfon. 'Blanc de Rugel' 2013

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


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  13. Emilio Bulfon. Pecol Ros 'la Santissima' 2014

    Strawberry and damson fruit, real mouth cleaning Victoria plum and cassis with lovely balance, a nice minerality and crunchy on the finish.  A special wine that will develop for a few years yet.


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  14. Emilio Bulfon. Moscato Rosa 2014

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


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  15. Lis Fadis. Rosso 2014

    Lis Fadis Rosso
    Rosso Friuli Colli Orientali DOC


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  16. Picech. Malvasia Istriana 2012

    Apricot and torn basil on the nose, dried herb, lime and eucalyptus, mineral with tight candied lemon, intense and precise.  


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  17. Picech. Friulano 2012

    Spiced and deep with apple to hazelnut fruit and a real mineral grip, a big complex white.


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  18. Serena Palazzolo e Figli. Sauvignon Blanc 2013

    A fresh and mineral style, far more in common with the Loire than with a typical Friuli Sauvignon.


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  19. Picech. Pinot Bianco 2014

    A dry and full white with crusty bread and floral fruit, will come into its stride towards the end of 2016 and is well worth stocking up with.


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  20. Emilio Bulfon. Piculit Neri Barrique 2012

    Cassis, soft berry fruit damson and plum, some mocha and cocoa.  Still comparatively young, the tannins have some grip and whilst enjoyable it is a little unwieldy, nothing that a few years won’t iron out.


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  21. Picech. Collio Rosso 2013

    Smooth and intense cassis flavours enhanced by fresh mint and ground spice. The tannins are soft and mature.


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  22. 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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  23. Broilo. Ribolla Gialla 2013

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


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  24. Picech. Jelka 2011

    Unrestrained joy on so many levels.  Big waxy fruit, spiced with yellow berry and ripe apple, a legend.


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  25. Tosolini. Limoncello d'Amalfi

    Luscious texture with mandarin, fig syrup and candied lemon flavours, a liquid sorbet.


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  26. Tosolini. Amaretto Saliza

    Tosolini Amaretto Salizá


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    £25.00
  27. Lis Fadis. Friulano 'Sbilf' 2010

    Coxes apples, grapefruit, ripe herb, mint, tarragon and exotic spice.  Mineral and fine with real intensity and elegance, a very fine Friulano.


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  28. Valpanera. Elisir Balsamico di Refosco Affinato 12 Anni in Barrique

    Deep, dense and complex.  An artisan 12 year old balsamic vinegar,  made unusually from Refosco.


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    £22.25
  29. Lis Fadis. 'Bergul' 2011

    Full and harmonious with spiced damson, black cherry and wild strawberry fruit, roasted peppers, espresso, a touch of vanilla and divine silky tannins.  A complex and full wine.


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  30. Lis Fadis. Chardonnay 'Guriut' 2011

    A thoughtful and complex wine with beautifully weighted peach, lemon and apricot fruit. Delicate mineral and floral elements with a touch of vanilla spice. This is a style of Chardonnay that I find irresistible, restrained and nuanced, just a touch of lees, very correct and a pleasure on many levels.


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  31. 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
  32. Lis Fadis. 'Bergul' 2011 Magnum

    Full and harmonious with spiced damson, black cherry and wild strawberry fruit, roasted peppers, espresso, a touch of vanilla and divine silky tannins.  A complex and full wine.


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    £70.00
  33. Lis Fadis. Schioppettino 'Pesarul' 2011 Magnum

    Lis Fadis Schioppettino Pesarul
    Rosso Friuli Colli Orientali DOC

    Magnum


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    £70.00
  34. 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
  35. 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

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