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Friuli Latisana DOC

Description to Friuli Latisana DOC

DOC area for a wide range of red, rosé and white wines in the Italian region of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The zone completely covers the municipalities of Latisana, Lignano Sabbiadoro, Palazzolo dello Stella, Precenicco, Pocenia, Rivignano, Ronchis, Teor and Varmo, as well as parts of the municipalities of Castions di Strada, Morsano al Tagliamento and Muzzana del Turgnano in the province of Udine. The area is located in the Isonzo basin on the Adriatic coast with the famous seaside resort of Lignano and is connected to the Veneto region in the west. The soil consists of sandy loess partially mixed with gravel and is particularly suitable for red wines.

The pure wines are produced from at least 85% of the respective variety and a maximum total of 15% of the other authorised varieties. The white wines are Chardonnay, Malvasia Istriana(Malvazija Istarska), Pinot Bianco(Pinot Blanc), Pinot Grigio(Pinot Gris), Riesling, Sauvignon(Sauvignon Blanc), Friulano (Tai = Sauvignonasse), Traminer Aromatico(Gewürztraminer) and Verduzzo Friulano. The red wines are Cabernet (Cabernet Franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Carmenère), Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Franconia (Blaufränkisch), Merlot, Pinot Nero(Pinot Noir) and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.

The wine types Bianco and Passito are blended from Friulano (max. 60%), Chardonnay and/or Pinot Bianco (max. 30%) and other approved varieties (max. 10%). The Rosso and Rosato wines are made from Merlot (60%), Cabernet Franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Carmenère (max. 30%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 10%). Of all red wines except Pinot Nero there is also a Novello. There is a Superiore and Riserva of all red wines and also of some white wines. The Spumante is produced in any blend of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero (90%), as well as other permitted (max. 10%). A spumante is also available from Chardonnay, Malvasia, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero.

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