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D.O.C. Isonzo

The “Isonzo” D.O.C. region is one of the Friulan plain’s most interesting.
In the last decade many of its producers, without a doubt being inspired by the example of the Isonzo’s “big brother, the Collio region, have focused on improving their wines so as to arrive at their present high quality.
This flat belt of the Isontine plain between the Carso and the Judrio River extends southward from the Collio (the Hill Region) and includes the towns of Gradisca d’Isonzo, Romans d’Isonzo, Villesse, San Pier d’Isonzo, Turriaco, Medea, Moraro, Mariano del Friuli and portions of the towns of Cormòns, Capriva del Friuli, San Lorenzo Isontino, Monfalcone, Mossa, Gorizia, Fogliano-Redipuglia, Sagrado, Farra d’Isonzo, Savogna d’Isonzo, Ronchi dei Legionari, San Canzian d’Isonzo and Staranzano.

The DOC ISONZO region includes over 1.300 hectares of specialised cultivation.

.The large part of the grapes cultivated are of the white variety, whereas the remainder are red. The total production is around 80.000 hectarlitres of wine annually.

The white grapes include: Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Traminer Aromatico, Malvasia, Riesling, Riesling Italico, Verduzzo Friulano e Chardonnay.

The red grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Franconia, Pinot Nero.

The wines: Isonzo Bianco and Isonzo Rosso.

The sparkling wines: Isonzo Pinot Spumante.

Along with the indigenous Malvasia Istriana and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, the diffusely cultivated Tocai Friulano and Merlot grapes are also present here.

 

 

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