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Friuli 3 Bottles
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Friuli is a truly magical land for wine, where most of the wine is produced in the mountains, with a preponderance of whites, around 70% of the total; it is precisely the whites from this region that have been climbing the heights of public appreciation in recent years, not only in Italy but also internationally. It is becoming a veritable cult territory that attracts investors from all over the world.
There are approximately 25,000 hectares under vine, with a yield of over one million hectolitres per year.
The areas with the greatest vocation are Collio, Colli Orientali del Friuli (often confused with Collio), Friuli Grave, Ramandolo and the Isonzo area.
Famous is the case (lost in 2007) against Hungary over the right to call wine made from Tocai Friulano Tocai; in Hungary there is in fact a protected designation of origin called Tokaji, a small country on the border with Ukraine and well known for its dessert wines. The consequence of the Italian defeat was the obligation to change the name of Tocai, now known as Friulano. The Italian political immobility of the time is still much criticised today.
Curiously, however, Friuli won a case in 2009 over the denomination of Prosecco, a DOC now belonging to the area of the municipality of the same name in the province of Trieste and which has nothing to do with the famous Martinotti method wine.
From The Gladiator Wine Tv Channel