Friuli / Friuli Venezia Giulia DOC

Friuli DOC mapNote: Wines may also be labeled in Slovenian as Furlanija or Furlanija Julijska Krajina.

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Region:
History: Established as a DOC in 2016
Principal White Grape Varieties: Chardonnay, Friulano, Gewürztraminer, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Ribolla Gialla, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Verduzzo
Principal Red Grape Varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot, Pinot Nero, Refosco
Styles and Wine Composition:
WHITE WINES
  • Bianco (Wh): Any proportions of Chardonnay, Friulano, Gewürztraminer, Malvasia Istriana, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Riesling, Ribolla Gialla, Sauvignon Blanc, and/or Verduzzo Friulano
  • Chardonnay (Wh): Minimum 85% Chardonnay + OANWG
  • Friulano (Wh): Minimum 85% Friulano + OANWG
  • Malvasia (Wh): Minimum 85% Malvasia Istriana + OANWG
  • Pinot Bianco or Pinot Blanc (Wh): Minimum 85% Pinot Bianco + OANWG
  • Pinot Grigio or Pinot Gris (Wh): Minimum 85% Pinot Grigio + OANWG
  • Riesling (Wh): Minimum 85% Riesling or Welschriesling + OANWG
  • Sauvignon (Wh): Minimum 85% Sauvignon Blanc + OANWG
  • Traminer Aromatico (Wh): Minimum 85% Gewürztraminer + OANWG
  • Verduzzo Friulano (Wh, WhSw): Minimum 85% Verduzzo Friulano + OANWG
RED WINES
  • Rosso (Rd): Any proportions of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot, Pinot Nero, and/or Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso
  • Cabernet (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and/or Carmenère + OARG
  • Cabernet Franc (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Franc + OARG
  • Cabernet Sauvignon (Rd): Minimum 85% Cabernet Sauvignon + OARG
  • Merlot (Rd): Minimum 85% Merlot + OARG
  • Pinot Nero or Pinot Noir (Rd): Minimum 85% Pinot Nero + OARG
  • Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso (Rd): Minimum 85% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso + OARG
SPARKLING WINES
  • Spumante (WhSp): Any proportions of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Pinot Nero
  • Spumante Metodo Classico (WhSp): Any proportions of Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Pinot Nero
  • Ribolla Gialla Spumante (WhSp): Minimum 85% Ribolla Gialla; maximum 15% Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Pinot Nero
  • Ribolla Gialla Spumante Metodo Classico (WhSp): Minimum 85% Ribolla Gialla; maximum 15% Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, and/or Pinot Nero

Significant Production Rules:
  • Standard Spumante and Ribolla Gialla Spumante must be fermented in autoclaves for a minimum of 18 months (9 months if the autoclave uses stirrers)
  • Vintage-dated Spumante and Ribolla Gialla Spumante must be fermented in autoclaves for a minimum of 90 days (30 days if the autoclave uses stirrers)
  • Metodo Classico wines must undergo second fermentation in bottles, beginning no earlier than February 1, V+1, and lasting at least 9 months, followed by another 9 months or more of bottle aging after disgorgement
  • Minimum alcohol level: 10.5% for all still wines; 11.0% for all sparkling wines
  • Residual sugar: Spumante and Ribolla Gialla Spumante can range from extra brut to extra dry; Metodo Classico wines can range from pas dosè (zero dosage) to extra dry
  • Aging: For vintage-dated Spumante and Ribolla Gialla Spumante, minimum 2 years (ERD = November 1, V+2); for Metodo Classico wines, minimum 25 months after beginning second fermentation (ERD = March 1, V+3); for vintage-dated Metodo Classico wines, minimum 37 months after beginning second fermentation (ERD = December 1, V+3)

Last Disciplinare Modification: 07/21/2016