Country and Region:
Italy,Friuli Venezia Giulia
Grape Varieties :
The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in boxes then steep in a cold, horizontal press for 8 hours on arrival at the winery and the must is ‘cleaned’ through settling. Fermentation takes place in steel tanks at controlled temperatures of 18°C. When the fermentation is over the wine remains in tank to mature for about 5 months at constant temperatures. There follows a further long period of refining in bottle before the wine is released.
Previously known as Tocai Friulano, the name Friulano was decided upon after Hungary successfully lobbied to obtain the exclusive use of the name Tocai for it's famous sweet wines.