Friulano – Friuli’s Favourite, Collio DOC

Paul Howard Articles, Blog, Italy, Organic, Sustainability

Friulano

Friulano – Friuli’s Favourite, Collio DOC Of all the many authorised grape varieties in the Collio DOC, only Tocai Friulano is grown by all, accounting for a relatively large 15% of the vineyard area. Some of the most outstanding examples of varietal Friulano wines are from the hillsides of the Collio DOC, and it’s usually an essential contributor to the …

Share this Post

Ribolla Gialla – a True Speciality of the Collio DOC

Paul Howard Articles, Blog, Italy, Organic, Sustainability

Ribolla Gialla courtesy ribollagialla.org

Ribolla Gialla – a True Speciality of the Collio DOC Ribolla Gialla (RG) is a white grape variety grown in the Italian Collio DOC and Colli Orientali DOC and across the border in Brda, Slovenia, where it’s known as Rebula. The enclave of Oslavia in the Collio is regarded as its original home. This is an ancient variety, hardly found …

Share this Post

Collio – introducing Italy’s best-kept wine secret

Paul Howard Articles, Blog, Italy, Sustainability, Travel, Wine Business

Collio – introducing Italy’s best-kept wine secret The Collio (aka Collio Goriziano) is a small Italian DOC. It’s in the Friuli Venezia Giulia (FVG) region in the far north-eastern corner of Italy, bordering Slovenia. Following a recent visit, this article is designed as a brief introduction to Collio and its wines. Future companion pieces will cover some of the most …

Share this Post

Ribolla Gialla and a Dachshund – what’s the link?

Paul Howard Articles, Blog, Italy, Sparkling Wine, Sustainability

Ribolla Gialla harvest at Collavini

Ribolla Gialla and a Dachshund – what’s the link? What links the Ribolla Gialla grape variety with a Dachsund? The answer is the Eugenio Collavini winery in the Friuli Venezia Giulia region of Italy. But as for why –  you’ll need to read to the end to find out. Friuli Venezia Giulia Friuli Venezia Giulia lies in the northeast corner of …

Share this Post