Friuli Venezia Giulia – DOCG Appellations & Main Rules

FRIULI VENEZIA GIULIA’s DOCGs
(Click on any grape variety to see its record on our Grape Variety Archive)

Wine Map of Friuli Venezia Giulia – Courtesy of Federdoc (click on map to go to website)

Wine Map of Friuli Venezia Giulia – Courtesy of Federdoc (click on map to go to website)

1. Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit DOCG

Approved as a DOC in 1970
Upgraded to DOCG in 2006

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to sweet white raisin wines (the grapes may be dried whether on the vine or after the harvest)

Territory: areas adjancent to the towns of Attimis, Buttrio, Cividale del Friuli, Corno di Rosazzo, Faedis, Magnano in Riviera, Manzano, Moimacco, Nimis, Povoletto, Premariacco, Prepotto, Reana del Rojale, Remanzacco, San Giovanni al Natisone, San Pietro al Natisone, Tarcento, Tricesimo and Torreano

Subzones: “Cialla” (reserved to wines made from grapes grown in areas adjacent to the northern part of the town of Prepotto, bordering with Cividale del Friuli)

Permitted Varieties: 85% or more Picolit, which may be blended with up to 15% of other white-berried grape varieties permitted in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region except Traminer

Minimum Aging: N/A

2. Lison DOCG

Approved as an inter-regional (Veneto and Friuli) DOCG in 2010

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to white wines

Territory: areas adjancent to the towns of (i) Annone Veneto, Cinto Caomaggiore, Gruaro, Fossalta di Portogruaro, Pramaggiore, Teglio Veneto, e parte del territorio dei comuni di Caorle, Concordia Sagittaria, Portogruaro, San Michele al Tagliamento and Santo Stino di Livenza (all in Veneto, in the Venezia district); (ii) Meduna di Livenza and a portion of the Motta di Livenza terriotry (both in Veneto, in the Treviso district); and (iii) Chions, Cordovado, Pravisdomini and portions of the territories of the towns of Azzano Decimo, Morsano al Tagliamento and Sesto al Reghen (all in Friuli, in the Pordenone district)

Subzones: “Classico”, which is reserved to wines made from grapes grown in areas adjacent to the villages of (i) Lison, Pradipozzo and Summaga, in the Portogruaro district; (ii) Belfiore, Blessaglia and Salvarolo, in the Pramaggiore district; (iii) Carline and Loncon in the Annone Veneto district; and (iv) portions of the territories of the towns of San Stino di Livenza and Cinto Caomaggiore

Permitted Varieties: 85% or more Tai/Friulano, which may be blended with up to 15% of other white-berried aromatic grape varieties permitted in the Venezia, Treviso and Pordenone districts

Minimum Aging: N/A

3. Ramandolo DOCG

Approved as a subzone of the Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC in 1970
Upgraded to DOCG in 2001

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to sweet white raisin wines (the grapes may be dried whether on the vine or after the harvest)

Territory: areas adjancent to the towns of Nimis and Tarcento, both in the Udine district

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 100% Verduzzo Friulano

Minimum Aging: N/A

4. Rosazzo DOCG

Approved as a subzone of the Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC in 1970
Upgraded to DOCG in 2011

Permitted Type of Wine: Reserved to white wines

Territory: areas adjancent to the towns of Manzano and San Giovanni al Natisone, as well as a small portion of the territory of the town of Corno di Rosazzo, all in the Udine district

Subzones: N/A

Permitted Varieties: 50% or more Friulano; 20% to 30% Sauvignon Blanc; 20% to 30% Pinot Bianco and/or Chardonnay; up to 10% Ribolla Gialla, provided that the blend may contain up to 5% of other white-berried grape varieties permitted in the Udine district

Minimum Aging: N/A

 

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