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Friulano (formerly Tocai Friulano, also called Sauvignonasse or Sauvignon Vert) is a grape variety best known for its role in the white wines of Friuli in northeastern Italy. These mostly varietal wines are lively and fruity with notes of citrus, flowers and almonds, often with a hint of minerality.

The variety has no known connection to Sauvignon Blanc (unlike the color mutation Sauvignon Gris). Wines from this varietal are more aromatic, with a stronger character of gooseberries and black currants.

Friulano is known for producing light to medium-bodied dry wines with characteristic orange and marzipan fruit flavors, high alcohol and relatively low acidity. Aromas of wild meadow flowers, almond blossoms and ripe white fruits are followed by aromas of pear, peach and tropical fruits, with some citrus notes, a touch of honey and a very typical almond finish. It can also show mineral notes, as well as nutty elements, herbs and a little spice. - Gerardo [TS06/23]

"The grape variety with a focus on Friuli is actually called Tocai Friulano there. However, after an intervention by the Tokaji region in Hungary, the prefix Tocai was banned by an EU decree to avoid misunderstandings. Today, the variety is simply called Friulano." - Falstaff

Type/PageGrape variety
SynonymsCinquien, Blanc Doux, Istarski Tokay, Furlanski Tokaj, Sauvignonasse, Sauvignonazz, Sauvignon De La Correze, Sauvignon A Gros Grains, Sauvignon Gros, Tocai Bianco, Tocai Italico, Tocai Italiano, Tocai Friulano, Tocay Fruilano, Sauvignon Vert A Besson

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Friulano Isonzo del Friuli DOC 2022, I Feudi di Romans - Tenuta del Morer, Friaul

Friulano Isonzo del Friuli DOC 2022, I Feudi di Romans - Tenuta del Morer

I Feudi di Romans - Tenuta del Morer, Friuli
€ 7,25
9,67 €/L
Friulano DOC 2022, Sturm, Friaul

Friulano DOC 2022, Sturm

Sturm, Friuli
€ 17,50
23,33 €/L
´Biancosesto´ · Friuli Colli Orientali DOP 2020, La Tunella, Friaul

Biancosesto · Friuli Colli Orientali DOP 2020, La Tunella

La Tunella, Friuli
€ 21,95
29,27 €/L