Friuli Grave PDO

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The Friuli Grave PDO is reserved for the following typologies of wine: White, Red, Rosé and Novello; Spumante (only with indication of grape variety). The Designation also incorporates numerous grape variety specifications.

Production Area

The production area of Friuli Grave PDO is within the territory of numerous municipalities in the provinces of Udine and Pordenone, in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region.

Blends

White (incl. Superiore): white grapes originating from grape varieties indicated in the production specification and suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, excluding Traminer Aromatico. Red (incl. Superiore): black grapes originating from grape varieties indicated in the production specification and suitable for cultivation in the concerned area. Novello: black grapes, musts or wines originating from grape varieties indicated in the production specification and suitable for cultivation in the concerned area.

Description of product typologies

Friuli Grave PDO Bianco is straw-yellow in colour, varying in intensity; the nose is pleasing and light, with fruity notes; it is harmonious, balanced and sapid on the palate, with good acidity. It can display Superiore on the label. Friuli Grave PDO Rosso is ruby-red colour in colour, tending towards garnet with aging; the nose is intense, light when young and more structured with aging; it is dry or medium-sweet and harmonious on the palate. It can display Superiore on the label. Friuli Grave PDO Rosé is pink in colour; the nose is light; it is various degrees of sweet and harmonious on the palate, lively in the sparkling typologies. It can also be a Semi-Sparkling wine. Friuli Grave PDO Novello has a characteristic ruby-red colour; the nose offers evident fruity and vinous notes; it is characteristic, sapid and dry on the palate. Friuli Grave PDO Spumante with specification of the grape variety has the organoleptic characteristics typical of the grapes and terroir of origin. It can be sold as Extra-brut, Brut, Extra-dry, Dry and Demi-sec.

Grape variety specifications

The Friuli Grave PDO may display the specifications of the following grape varieties. From white grape varieties Pinot Grigio (incl. Superiore), Chardonnay (incl. Superiore, Spumante, Semi-Sparkling), Pinot Bianco (incl. Superiore, Spumante, Semi-Sparkling), Riesling (da Riesling Renano, incl. Superiore), Sauvignon(incl. Superiore), Friulano (incl. Superiore), Traminer Aromatico (incl. Superiore), Verduzzo Friulano (incl. Superiore, Semi-Sparkling).From red grape varieties: min. 95% Cabernet (from Cabernet Franc and/or Cabernet Sauvignon and/or Carmenère, incl. Superiore), Cabernet Franc (incl. Superiore), Cabernet Sauvignon (incl. Superiore), Merlot (incl. Superiore), Pinot Nero (incl. Superiore, Spumante with white vinification), Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso (incl. Superiore).In the production of Friuli Grave PDO Chardonnay Spumante and Friuli Grave PDO Pinot Bianco Spumante, the addition of Pinot Nero, max. 15%, or other grapes similar in colour and originating from grape varieties suitable for cultivation in the concerned area, max. 10 %, is permitted.The characteristics of the colour, fragrances and flavour of each specification are those typical of the grape variety and terroir of origin.

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