Learn about Friulano — taste profile, popular regions and more …
High-pitched and vibrant with a delicate perfume, Friulano thrives in the northeastern Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia near the border of Slovenia. Extensive in the area by the early 1930s, Friulano can be found in all major Friulian DOC zones: Colli Orientali, Collio, Grave del Friuli, and Isonzo.
Tasting Notes for Friulano
Friulano is a dry white wine, light in color and body. Contemplative aromas of jasmine, mint, ginger, almond and herb can come into play with white peach, honeydew melon and citrus peel flavors. Friulano wines have a texture ranging from light and smooth to fresh and fine-grained. It is usually, but not always, bottled as a single-varietal wine.
Perfect Food Pairings for Friulano
Try it with prosciutto and other delicate cold cuts or starters as well as any dish including the earthy spice of horseradish.
Sommelier Secrets for Friulano
The Friulano grown today, while named for its present home of Friuli, is actually the Sauvignonasse grape, a minor cultivar that came from Bordeaux.
- Sauvignon Blanc73
- Pinot Gris/Grigio20
- Gruner Veltliner10
- Bordeaux White Blends8
- Other White Blends8
- Rhône White Blends6
- Chenin Blanc5
- Melon de Bourgogne4
- Pinot Blanc4
- Other White Wine3
- Standard (750ml)1
Palmina Honea Vineyard Tocai Friulano 2013Friulano from Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara, Central Coast, California