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Rotwein 2010 Friuli Isonzo DOC Pignolo Quantum, Friuli/Venezia-Giulia, Italy

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 15%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Variety: Pignolo
Registration number: #SE-L.QM13

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Last reviewed: 13 June, 2016
DOC area (also Isonzo del Friuli) for a wide range of red, rosé and white wines in the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The zone crossed by the river Isonzo, which gives its name to the region, extends to the Slovenian border. It completely covers the municipalities of Gradisca d'Isonzo, Mariano del Friuli, Medea, Moraro, Romans d'Isonzo, San Pier d'Isonzo, Turriaco, Villesse e parte di Capriva del Friuli, Cormons, Farra d'Isonzo, Fogliano di Redipuglia, Gorizia, Monfalcone, Mossa, Ronchi dei Legionari, Sagrado, San Canzian d'Isonzo, San Lorenzo Isontino, Savogna d'Isonzo and Staranzano in the province of Gorizia (Gorizia).

The pure...

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...

The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Duracino, Occhialina, Pignoca, Pignola di San Colombano, Pignul, Pignuola, Pignuolo, Rognosa, Schiettarola Nera, Spampignolo and Uva Pignola di San Colombano. The name derives from the elongated grape shape (pigna = pine cone). It must not be confused with the varieties Aglianico, Pignola Valtellinese or (the white) Pignoletto, despite seemingly suggestive synonyms or morphological similarities. The late-maturing vine is susceptible to powdery mildew. It produces dark-coloured, fruity red wines with velvety...

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