Friuli / Friuli Venezia Giulia DOC

Friuli DOC mapWines may also be labeled in Slovenian as Furlanija or Furlanija Julijska Krajina.
Note:
This denomination was approved by the Italian ministry of agriculture in July 2016. It has not yet been formally approved at the EU level, but while there might be some minor modifications, there is no reason to think that the EU will reject the application. The Italian government has therefore issued interim national approval to allow producers to begin labeling their wines as Friuli DOC from the 2016 harvest.

More about the Friuli DOC

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