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Weißwein 2016 Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC Friulano Vigneto Storico, Friuli/Venezia-Giulia, Italy

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Registration number: #GiA-L.17ST3

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Last reviewed: 29 May, 2018

DOC area (also Friuli Colli Orientali) for red wines and white wines in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region; near the border with Slovenia and Austria. The name means "eastern hills of Friuli". The DOC area Collio Goriziano in the province of Gorizia (Gorizia) adjoins to the south, the border being formed by the river Judrio. Both geologically similar areas once belonged to the Austrian Habsburg Empire. However, while Udine became Italian as early as 1866, Gorizia only became part of Italy after the First World War in the early 1920s. The zone covers the hilly area in the eastern part of the province...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural culture to the peninsula beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the land ideal for...

Synonym (also Tocai Friulano) for the grape variety Sauvignonasse; see there.

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