Best 20 Wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia (Updated 2022)

What are the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia? Discover our list with photos, description and tasting of the best 20 best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia. From the most famous wines to the lesser known ones of the best wineries in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Also discover the section on the best producers of Friuli Venezia Giulia where you will find articles dedicated to companies.

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WINES OF FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA – VINES

What are the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia? Among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia we can mention varieties of native vines such as Friulano (6%), Ribolla Gialla (8%), and Schioppettino (4%), but also international varieties such as Sauvignon (7%), Pinot Grigio ( 25%) and Merlot (15%). Let’s briefly discover some of the characteristics of these wines:

Friulano

Certainly among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia there is Friulano, a white wine obtained from the homonymous native white grape variety with medium-early ripening. The Friulano gives life to many immediate and simple white wines for daily consumption, but also to some of the most elegant, complex, long-lived wines, fully among the best Italian white wines.

Schioppettino

Lo Schioppettino (also known as Black Ribolla) is certainly among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia. The Schioppettino is an autochthonous black grape variety of Friuli with a medium-late ripening that gives life to particularly fruity and spicy red wines. The wines obtained have an intense color and good acidity, but a moderate alcoholic and tannic structure.

Ribolla Gialla

Among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia there is the Ribolla Gialla. This vine gives life to fresh wines with great mineral flavor, also characterized by seductive citrus notes.

Dalla Ribolla Gialla is a very versatile vine from which both white and sparkling wines but also orange wines of great character are produced.

Pinot Grigio

Pinot Grigio is a medium-early ripening white grape variety originating from Burgundy that gives life to golden yellow and coppery wines. The latter color is obtained from a brief contact of the must with the skins. It produces white wines with great body and flavor, embellished with aromatic citrus notes, white pulp fruit and melon.

To learn more, read the dedicated article.

Sauvignon

Sauvignon is an early ripening white grape variety originating from Bordeaux that gives life both to wines for daily consumption and to wines of great elegance and complexity. The aromas often recall vegetable notes such as green pepper and tomato leaf. In Friuli Venezia Giulia it is produced both as a single variety and in a blend with other grape varieties such as Friulano, Pinot Bianco, Ribolla Gialla and Chardonnay.

To learn more, read the dedicated article.

Merlot

Merlot is a medium-early ripening black grape variety originally from Bordeaux. Merlot in Friuli Venezia Giulia gives life to both types of monovarietal wines and blends obtained from the assembly of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, in the so-called Bordeaux blend. (Bordeaux style blend). Its aromas recall berries and undergrowth. With the aging in wood its bouquet is embellished with spicy and toasted notes.

To learn more, read the dedicated article.

Autochthonous Grapes of Friuli Venezia Giulia

Verduzzo Friulano, Picolit, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Schioppettino, Pignolo and Tazzelenghe are native vines of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, while Ribolla Gialla and Malvasia Istriana were introduced during the 13th century.

TERROIR OF THE WINES OF FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

Friuli Venezia Giulia, which extends from the Alps to the Adriatic coast, is characterized by very varied landscapes. The mountains have rugged shapes but modest heights, while the hills are gentle and slope slowly towards the plain and then the sea.

The area enjoys a unique climate, due to the confluence of two winds: the Bora, cold and pungent and the Sirocco, hotter and humid, coming from the sea. The latitude is the same as in southern Burgundy and the Willamette Valley in Oregon.

The area is characterized by clayey soils, but also calcareous and pebbly. The type of soil, which affects the absorption of water and minerals, and the microelements present, in particular aluminum and iron, give the wine a unique taste, faithful to the terroir of origin.

BEST WINES OF FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA – Recommended by Jean Marco Palmieri


Friuli Colli Orientali DOC Merlot 2016 – Miani

Miani’s Merlot galvanizes the nose with hints of ripe blackberries and raspberries to which are added suggestions of withered flowers, undergrowth and dark chocolate. The sip is intense with well-defined tannins and aided by a pronounced acidity that gives great drinkability and harmony and balance

Wine obtained from Merlot with a unique character, sui generis and artisanal, fully among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Grapes: Merlot100%
Area: Colli Orientali del Friuli
Approximate price: 230 €

‘Studio di Bianco’ 2018 – Borgo del Tiglio

Characteristics: Aromatic layered profile: opens on notes of lychees, elderberry and hawthorn, to continue towards tones of hydrocarbons and white chocolate. On the palate it flows dense and voluminous but at the same time fresh and saline. Well balanced finish, with great persistence and cleanliness.

From one of the most virtuous artisan cellars of Collio, Studio di Bianco di Borgo del Tiglio is a wine of unusual finesse and balance obtained from the assembly of Riesling, Sauvignon and Friulano. Fully among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for harmony and meticulous enological precision.
Grapes: Riesling, Sauvignon, Friulano
Area: Collio
Approximate price: 72 €

Russiz Superiore Collio Col Disore 2016 – Marco Felluga

Description: Honeyed nose embellished with intense hints of yellow peach, acacia and grapefruit. The sip, fresh and slender, stretches towards a finish of good persistence with citrus hints. Juicy and expressive, the is to be counted among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for the surprising intelligibility of the fruit, fresh and crunchy.
Grapes: 40% Pinot Bianco, 10% Ribolla Gialla, 15% Sauvignon, 35% Friulano
Area: Collio
Approximate price: 37 €

Friulano ‘Ronco delle Cime’ 2020Venica

Description: Varietal notes of alpine flora, white peach and elderberry blend with hints of fragrant croissants and hints of saltiness. In the mouth it is harmonious, vibrant and of excellent flavor and length.

Ronco delle Cime di Venica fascinates with its extraordinary balance and maximization of the varietal character of Friulano. Virtuous interpretation in its own right among the best Italian white wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia
Grapes: Friulano 100%
Area: Collio
Approximate price: 26 €

Gris Caveau”- Pinot Grigio 2008 – Lis Neris

Galvanizes the nose with succession of floral notes of elderberry and turning on fruity notes of fragrant white peach and cedar, intense notes of hydrocarbons and bread-making.

On the palate it is rich and silky with a great softness and freshness embellished by a light mineral iodine note that gives volume and character in the mouth. Elegant, enveloping and full finish, with a long persistence with delicate returns on fruit and spices. After the start of fermentation in steel, this continues and is completed in 500-liter French oak barrels; 11 months of maturation follow on the fine deposit in the same fermentation containers.

A sumptuous wine that bets on the evolutionary potential of Pinot Grigio: extraordinary olfactory eloquence that is released on the palate, rich, soft and voluminous and with a sensational persistence. Duly among the best white wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for aging potential and value for money.

Grapes: Pinot Grigio 100%
Area: Friuli Isonzo
Approximate price: 38 €

Terre Alte 2018 –  Livio Felluga 

Characteristics: Fresh and fragrant olfactory range, with delicate floral and citric nuances that blend with hints of tomato leaf, orange blossom and Dijon mustard. In the mouth it is extraordinarily voluminous with a persistent finish of good cleanliness that confirms the sense of smell.
An elegant wine capable of maximizing the territorial expression of Friuli through the assembly of Sauvignon, Pinot Bianco and Friulano. With full rights among the best wines of friuli venezia giulia.
Grapes: Sauvignon 40%, Pinot Bianco 30%, Friulano 30%
Area: Colli Orientali del Friuli
Approximate price: 48 €

Chardonnay ‘Sol’ 2018 – Ronco del Gnemiz

Description: Varietal notes of alpine flora, pineapple and white peach blend with hints of fragrant croissants embellished with hydrocarbon stamps. In the mouth it is fresh and snappy, supported by a granular iodine presence. Fruity finish of extraordinary persistence.

Ronco del Gnemiz’s Chardonnay Sol amazes us with its eloquent finesse of aromas and maximization of the grape variety. Virtuous interpretation of Chardonnay in Italy: fully among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia
Grapes: Chardonnay
Area: Colli Orientali del Friuli
Approximate price: 36 €

Dut’Un 2018 – Vie di Romans

On the nose it is intense, broad and fresh with succession of floral notes turning to fruity notes of fragrant white peach and grapefruit, smoky notes and sweet spices of vanilla and melted butter. On the palate it is rich and silky with a great softness and freshness embellished by a light mineral iodine note that gives volume and character in the mouth. Elegant, enveloping and full finish, with a long persistence with delicate returns on fruit and spices.

A wine with a seductive nose of great eloquence and finesse, which is released on the palate rich, soft and voluminous and of sensational persistence. Virtuous interpretation of blending between Chardonnay and Sauvignon, interesting the aging potential. The Dut’Un by Vie di Romans is fully among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Grapes: Chardonnay 50% and Sauvignon 50%
Area: Friuili Isonzo Approximate price: 42 €

Vintage Tunina 2018 – Jermann

Characteristics: Delicate notes of pineapple and white melon blend with hints of Mediterranean scrub and melted butter. The mouth is lively, punctuated by a pleasant acid blade that makes the sip salty and snappy. Sensational persistence finish.

Grapes: Savignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Ribolla Gialla, Istrian Malvasia and Picolit
Area: Collio
Approximate price: 45 €

Tunisia is a whimsical wine, with an authentic and well-defined character. Among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for its multifaceted, delicate and refined aromas.

Merlot ‘Etichetta Rossa’ 2015 – Toros

Description: Red fruits in evidence among which stand out ripe black fruits, plum, epiphanies of autumnal forest walks followed by pleasant sandalwood and sweet tobacco. On the palate it is enveloping, the tannic texture is material and supported by a nice acidity. Harmonious and persistent finish.

Recognized as one of the best Italian red wines produced with Merlot: great mastery in the varietal interpretation of the Bordeaux grape. Enveloping, dense and majestic with a boundless and archaic finish. Fully among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia and among the best red wines of Collio.
Grapes: Merlot 100%
Area: Collio
Approximate price: 55 €

Collio Rosso della Castellada 2010 – Castellada

Description: There are hints of ripe cherry and wild rose which are flanked by reminiscences of autumnal woods.
On the palate it is savory with a silky tannic texture that creates an interesting dialectic with a strong acidity. Long, harmonious finish, with echoes of fruit and undergrowth. Elegant and whimsical wine. One of the best red wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for its artisanal character.

Grapes: Merlot
Area: Collio
Approximate price: 45 €

Sottocastello Rosso 2013 – Vigna Traverso

Description: Titilla the slumbering nose with incisive notes of ripe blackberry, raspberry, coffee and woody notes. On the palate it is voluminous and intense, with a thick but silky tannin and a good acidity that favors drinkability, final with delicate references to the fruit and spices. Refines in large French oak barrels for 18 months and 12 months in the bottle.

Great character: among the best wines of Friuli Venezia for its ability to combine richness and elegance.

Grapes: Merlot
Area: Colli Orientali del Friuli
Approximate price: € 35.00

Friulano 2019 – Schiopetto 

Description: The nose titillates, alternating intense aromas of elderflower, white melon, slate and salt. The sip is voluminous, savory well balanced by a pressing acidity.

One of the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for expressiveness and integrity of the fruit: Complex nose, hieratic fine: the fruity notes are integrated with unpredictable nuances that at the second sip persuade and acquire great consistency. Grape lysergic. Among the best wines of the Collio.
Grapes: Friulano
Area: Collio
Approximate price: 18 €

Merlot Friuli Colli Orientali DOC Riserva Uve Carate 2015 – Castello di Buttrio

On the nose a bouquet stands out that ranges from hints of cherry, blackberry, humus and vegetable epiphanies, to give space to tertiary suggestions of vanilla, licorice and coffee. On the palate it is warm with an enveloping, silky tannic texture and a long seductive balsamic persistence.
A sensational interpretation of the Bordeaux vine in the Colli Orientali del Friuli. A powerful and rich wine embellished with captivating mineral suggestions and great intelligibility of the fruit. Deservedly among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for overall finesse and varietal enhancement of Merlot.
Grapes: Merlot 100%
Area: Colli Orientali del Friuli
Approximate price: 37 €

Schioppettino 2011 – Moschioni

Characteristics: Ripe and preserved red fruit, which stretch towards a finish of austere spices, goudron, spicy nuances and undergrowth Great polyphenolic extract and final length and great precision

One of the best versions of Schioppettino. A powerful, prolix and exciting wine. Ideal meditation wine for enthusiasts, certainly among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia
Grapes: 100% Schioppettino
Area: Colli Orientali del Friuli
Approximate price: 44 €

Friulano ‘Exordium’ 2016 – Il Carpino

Characteristics: Wide and varied nose, articulated on officinal herbs, saffron, candied apricot, embellished with notes of pastry and smoky hints. On the palate it flows dense and sinuous, with a savory granular acidity that leaves the mouth very fresh and satisfied. Great persistence with continuous returns of candied fruit and oriental spices.

A glyceric sip wine and at the same time very fresh, pulpy and brackish. Fully among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Grapes: Friulano 100%
Collio area Approximate price: 35 €

Collio Ribolla Gialla DOC 2019 – Tenuta Stella

Characteristics: In the olfactory framework, citrus and white peach notes are outlined, embellished with bread-making and saltiness reminiscences. On the palate it involves with a sensational iodized flavor that amplifies the sip. Expansive, fresh and savory finish with great persistence and clarity

Surely one of the best white wines of Collio in Italy for value for money: great character and versatility in the gastronomic combination. Fully among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Grapes: Ribolla Gialla
Area: Collio
Approximate price: 16 €

Chardonnay ‘Grafin de la Tour’ 2015 – Villa Russiz

Characteristics: A riot of ripe and tropical yellow pulp fruits that fade towards citrus tones, resin and acacia honey, white chocolate and melted butter.

A strong white wine with a meditative character: the palate has a particularly pronounced acidity that gives great smoothness and aromas of unusual finesse.
A lysergic wine of great eloquence: it fascinates on the nose with the clear varietal of Chardonnay and the power of the terroir unfolds on the palate. To be counted among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Grapes: Chardonnay 100%
Area: Collio Approximate price: 35 €

‘Bianco Pomedes’ Colli Orientali del Friuli 2018 – Scubla

Captivating bouquet that is articulated between floral notes of hawthorn and white peach, embellished with nuances of acacia honey, hydrocarbons, vanilla and toasted almonds.

On the palate it is rich and silky with a great softness and freshness embellished by a mineral iodized note of backbone that gives volume and presence to the palate. Finale of excellent precision, enveloping and dense, with a long persistence with delicate floral-fruity returns.

A multifaceted and captivating wine with a sensational taste-olfactory balance. Scubla’s Bianco Pomedes is a virtuous interpretation that bets on the blending of Pinot Bianco, Riesling and Friuliano: among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for value for money.

Grapes: 65% Pinot Bianco, 10% Riesling, 25% Friulano
Area: Colli Orientali del Friuli
Approximate price: 22 €

Collio Bianco ‘’Klin’’ Primosic 2016

Description: Strong citrus and floral nuances emerge on the nose that blend with sweet spices, orange blossom and melted butter. The sip is material and persuasive, extraordinarily voluminous and crunchy, with a long finish that confirms the sense of smell.

Among the best white wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for its ability to combine aromatic finesse and elegance on the palate in this great blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Ribolla Gialla and Friulano.
Grapes: Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Ribolla Gialla, Friulano
Area: Collio
Approximate price: 39 €

Collio Bianco 2020 – Raccaro

Description: An ample bouquet stands out on the nose, ranging from fruit to pear and white peach, mustard, green pepper epiphanies and brackish echoes. On the palate it flows energetic and juicy integrated by a marked mineral flavor. Voluminous finish with long persistence.

A white wine repudiation of fruit and flavor, in which the aromas, multifaceted and authentic, are the prelude to an energetic and vibrant sip. Among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for versatility in food pairing and value for money.
Grapes: Pinot Grigio 60%, Sauvignon 40%
Area: Collio
Approximate price: 22 €

Sauvignon  2019 – Doro Princic

Description: Delicate and refined bouquet, articulated on notes of dandelion, tomato leaf, yellow fruit and empyheumatic tones. The sip explodes full and very soft, driven by a pleasant acid trail that leaves the mouth fresh and gratified. Long, lively and round finish

Territorial character and skill are the prerequisites for a wine that bets on the varietal character of Sauvignon. Refined and multifaceted: undoubtedly to be counted among the wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia del Collio.
Grapes: Sauvignon
Area: Collio
Approximate price: 22 €

Collio Bianco 2019 – Edi Keber 

Characteristics: In the olfactory spectrum, citrus and white peach notes stand out, embellished with bread making, and nuances of hydrocarbons. On the palate it involves with a sensational iodized flavor that amplifies the sip. Voluminous finish of great persistence and sharpness

Surely one of the best white wines in Italy of the Collio for finesse: great expressiveness, enveloping and softness. Fully among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Grapes: Friulano 70%, Istrian Malvasia 15% and Ribolla Gialla 15%
Area: Collio
Approximate price: 17 €

Friuli Isonzo Chardonnay DOC “Paladis” 2018 – Murva

On the nose it is intense, broad and fresh with succession of floral notes turning to fruity notes of fragrant white peach and cedar, smoky and bread-making notes.

On the palate it is rich and silky with a great softness and freshness embellished by a light mineral iodine note that gives volume and character in the mouth. Elegant, enveloping and full finish, with a long persistence with delicate returns on fruit and spices.

A wine with a seductive nose of great eloquence and finesse, which is released on the palate rich, soft and voluminous and of sensational persistence. Virtuous interpretation of Chardonnay in its own right among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for value for money.

Grapes: Chardonnay 100%
Area: Friuli Isonzo
Approximate price: 18 €

Le Due Terre – Friuli Colli Orientali Rosso ‘’Sacrisassi’’ 2017

Description: Elegant and multifaceted bouquet of berries and plums that fade towards spicy aromas and balsamic sensations. Expansive and enveloping palate with a finish in which both the fruit and the spices echo intensely.

The ” Sacrisassi ” Rosso de Le Due Terre is a wine that allows the terroir of Friuli Venezia Giulia to be expressed to its fullest potential with a precise blend of local varieties: the undisputed excellence of the Colli Orientali del Friuli.
Grapes: Schioppettino, Refosco dal peduncolo rosso
Area: Eastern Hills
Approximate price: 37 €

Collio Bianco ‘Stare Brajde’ 2019 – Muzic

Characteristics: Mandarin, broom and acacia honey extend towards notes of brioche bread, bread crust and salt. On the palate it is dense and full-bodied, with an intriguing acid blade that fades into a salty trail of good persistence, with continuous floral fruity returns.

One of the most interesting cellars of the Collio gives us a blend of Friulano, Malvasia Istriana and Ribolla Gialla sui generis, fresh and inviting, of great recognition. Fully among the best Italian white wines for complexity, elegance and character.
Grapes: Friulano, Istrian Malvasia, Ribolla Gialla
Area: Collio
Indicative price: 15 €

Rondon – Isonzo Del Friuli  2016 – Colmello di Grotta

It has a brilliant ruby ​​red color. The nose opens wide ranging from pleasant notes of cherry, black currant embellished with hints of undergrowth and spicy nuances of black pepper, vanilla, cloves

It reveals itself on the palate with an enveloping and velvety tannic texture of medium thickness, which is counterbalanced by an important acid shoulder of backbone that gives it freshness.

Harmonious, balsamic finish, with good persistence and elegance.
In its own right, one of the best Friuli Venezia Giulia wines made with a Bordeaux blend.

Grapes: Merlot 30%, Cabernet 20%, Cabernet Sauvignon 50%
Area: Friuli Isonzo
Approximate price: 23 €

Friulano Rassauer 2019 COLLIO – Castello di Spessa

Description: Nose rich in facets that varies between fruity notes of melon, white peach and Williams pear. On the palate it reveals a fresh and acidic but at the same time harmonious and silky wine, which culminates in a persistent and clean typically almond finish.

Castello di Spessa’s Friulano Rassauer is a dynamic wine, with an interesting acid blade that gives it excellent freshness and drinkability. To be counted among the best wines of Friuli.
Grapes: Friulano 100%
Area: Collio
Approximate price: € 19

COLLIO Bianco Fosarin 2018 – Ronco dei Tassi

Description: The nose is intense, broad and fresh with floral notes of primroses that turn on fruity notes of yellow peach and grapefruit, with delicate notes of sweet spices, vanilla and melted butter. On the palate it is full and creamy and is embellished with a light mineral iodized note that gives character and flavor in the mouth.

Enveloping and full finish, long persistence with delicate fruity echoes. Obtained from the typical blend of Collio Friulano, it is a wine that amazes for the flavor and persistence of the finish. Fully among the best white wines of Friuli.
Grapes: Pinot Bianco, Friulano, Malvasia
Area: Collio
Approximate price: 17 €

Rosazzo DOCG 2018 – Ronchi di Manzano

Description: The nose opens decisively and intensely on notes of passion fruit and hawthorn, adorned with clear hints of aromatic herbs and iodized hints. On the palate it has a great freshness embellished by a light brackish mineral note that gives volume and structure in the mouth.

Ronchi di Manzano’s Rosazzo DOCG is a virtuous blend with unpredictable nuances that anticipate an always harmonious finish. Deservedly among the best whites of Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Grapes: Chardonnay, Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Sauvignon Blanc
Area: Friuli Colli Orientali Rosazzo
Approximate price: 16 €

Feudi di Romans – Friuli Isonzo Friulano DOC 2019

Description: Delicate notes of white melon and orange peel blend with floral and aromatic herbs. The palate is fresh and lively, marked by a pleasant salty and almond aftertaste, of sensational persistence.

The Friulano DOC by Feudi di Romans is an authentic and well made wine. Among the best white wines of Friuli for its delicate and never banal aromas and for the quality-price ratio.
Grapes: Friulano 100%
Area: Friuli Isonzo
Indicative price: 12 €

Refosco dal Penducolo Rosso DOC 2016 Friuli Colli Orientali – Monviert

Description: Varietal olfactory tones of dark fruit and potpourri of roses and violets mingle with balsamic sensations of resin, eucalyptus, undergrowth and autumn spices. On the palate it is warm and sumptuous, with a defined tannin that denotes great evolutionary potential.

A fabric wine, where the great intelligibility of the fruit and the woody echoes bring us back to the essence of a territory. Among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for its frank character and versatility in food pairing.
Grapes: Refosco dal Penducolo Rosso
Area: Colli Orientali del Friuli
Indicative price: 15 €

BEST ORANGE WINES OF FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA

What are the best orange wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia? In Friuli Venezia Giulia, especially in the Collio and Carso area, some of the best orange wines in the world are produced.

These white wines macerated on the skins are a small artisan enological niche but which nevertheless arouses great interest due to unconventional and archaic charm.

The main varieties vinified for the famous orange wines are Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia, but many other native and international varieties widespread in Friuli Venezia Giulia.

Among the best orange wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia we can mention the virtuous experience of Gravner, a true forerunner of the genre. To learn more about the best orange wines and the best producers of orange wines in Friuli Venezia Giulia recommended by us, read the dedicated article.

Ribolla Gialla Anfora 2013 – Gravner

Description: Galvanizes the nose by alternating lysergic aromas of orange blossom, slate, salt and candied apricot embellished with nuances of sandalwood and oriental spices. The sip is material, savory and well balanced by a pressing acidity. One of the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for its unique character: A wine in amphora with a penetrating and hieratic nose, the fruity notes are integrated with unpredictable nuances that persuade and acquire great consistency at the second sip.
Grapes: Ribolla Gialla 100%
Indicative price: 70 €

Ribolla Gialla ‘Miklus – Natural Art’ 2016 – Draga 

Characteristics: It opens delicately with hints of tropical yellow pulp fruit in syrup, resin and kumquat, continuing with nuances reminiscent of sage and thyme. The palate confirms the sense of smell with a balsamic finish.

An Italian orange wine from Collio of great aromatic finesse, with seductive and enveloping aromas on the palate. Ideal wine ideal for enthusiasts who could surprise even with unusual gastronomic combinations. Certainly among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Grapes: Ribolla Gialla 100%
Indicative price: 31 €

Ribolla Gialla 2017 Collio – Damijan Podversic  

Description: Citrus notes of tangerine peel and candied orange, with pleasant hints of country herbs, toffee and lime honey. The fermentation on the skins enriches the palate making it complex and enveloping, rich in sapid-mineral nuances enhanced by aging.

A deep and eloquent orange wine, with a meditative character. Fully among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for the great persistence of the finish and potential for evolution.
Grapes: Ribolla Gialla 100%
Area: Collio
Approximate price: 40 €

Paraschos – ‘’Kai’’ 2018

Description: Wine with a complex and layered aromatic profile: opens on tones of ripe apricot, propolis and notes of sweet spices, pine resin. The sip is savory and balanced, with a boundless finish with fruity and toasted suggestions.

Sui generis interpretation of a pure Friulano lightly macerated on the skins, which sip after sip satisfies the palate of every consumer. Deservedly among the best wines of Friuli.
Grapes: Friulano 100%
Area: Collio
Approximate price: € 35

Ribolla Gialla 2015Franco Terpin

Description: Yellow peach, exotic fruits and orange blossom flowers are mixed with brackish tones of wild herbs, beeswax and spices. On the palate it is pressing, well structured and material, with an amazing drinkability. Extremely long and precise persistence.

A Ribolla Gialla with a sensational evolutionary potential. Among the best Orange wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for persistence and olfactory finesse.
Grapes: Ribolla Gialla 100%
Area: Collio
Indicative price: 30 €

Ribolla Gialla 2016Radikon

Description: Galvanizes the nose in a riot of sensations of dehydrated fruit followed by citrus and brackish suggestions and oriental spices. The sip is savory, material and stretches towards a finish of excellent persistence.

Ribolla Gialla by Radikon fascinates with its unusual olfactory eloquence. To be counted among the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia for its original, archaic and lysergic character.

Grapes: Ribolla Gialla 100%
Approximate price: 52 €

Ograde 2018 – Skerk

Characteristics: Apricot jam, lime and candied ginger are the overture to intriguing notes of dates and salted caramel. In the mouth it explodes rich and enveloping, with a well-defined tannin and a sapidity that makes the finish juicy and of excellent freshness.

One of the best Italian orange wines for character and uniqueness. A biting label, with an excellent extract and a material and vibrant sip.
Grapes: Vitovska 25%, Malvasia 25%, Sauvignon 25% and Pinot Grigio 25%
Indicative price: 30 €

Vitovska 2017 – Vodopivec 

Characteristics: Nose initially played on notes of bergamot and candied fruit, embellished with more enigmatic hints of medicinal herbs, salt and sweet spices.

One of the best Italian orange wines for complexity and taste-olfactory richness: the alternating note of iodized flavor and acidity creates a very convincing dialectic.
Grapes: Vitovska 100%
Approximate price: € 45.00

Vitovska ‘V Collection’ 2015 – Zidarich

Description: Orange blossom flowers in evidence alongside candied apricot, acacia honey, dried fruit and graphite.

One of the best orange wines for organoleptic complexity: voluminous, and exciting on the palate and with multifaceted and intriguing aromas.
Grapes: Vitovska
Approximate price: 70 €

Ribolla Gialla 2015 – La Castellada 

Description: Delicate citrus notes are mixed with hints of exotic fruit and candied fruit embellished with nuances of cloves and melted butter. The mouth is lively, punctuated by a pleasant flavor that makes the sip voluminous and preent. Almond finish with good persistence.

La Castellada’s Ribolla Gialla is a whimsical wine, with an authentic and well-defined character. Among the best Italian orange wines for frankness and fragrance.
Grapes: Ribolla Gialla 100%
Approximate price: 33 €

What are the best wines of Friuli Venezia Giulia?

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What are the best wines of friuli venezia giulia? Choosing is a difficult undertaking, which however inevitably is subject to the limits of a subjective opinion, which as such, by definition, is deficient and arbitrary.

We have compiled our list of interpretations of fine Friuli Venezia Giulia wines from the best wineries according to our evaluations. However, it remains essential to underline that the best wine of Friuli venezia giulia is the one that is able to excite us, also by binding itself to contingent situations and unrepeatable and intimate moments of our life.

Therefore, we invite you to discover all the best wineries that produce wines of friuli venezia giulia in their uniqueness, so that you can independently find and choose the wine that can be counted for you among your best wines of friuli venezia giulia.