Fruli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a region located in northeastern Italy, bordering Slovenia and Austria. The climate is characterized by cold winters, warm summers, and significant diurnal temperature variations. The region is known for producing a diverse range of high-quality wines, with a focus on white wines.
One of the most famous wine styles of Friuli-Venezia Giulia is Friulano, a dry white wine made from the Friulano grape. Other white grape varieties grown in the region include Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. The region is also known for producing complex and elegant red wines made from indigenous grape varieties such as Refosco and Schioppettino, as well as international varieties such as Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
In addition to still wines, Friuli-Venezia Giulia is known for its sparkling wines, including Prosecco and the local specialty, Ribolla Gialla. The region also produces sweet wines, such as Picolit and Ramandolo, made from grapes that are partially dried before fermentation to concentrate their flavors and sugars.