DOC Friuli Wines
Friuli DOC covers an area under vines of about 20.000 hectares, of which Grave DOC extends over about 7.500 hectares between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea.
The nearby mountains protect the valley from icy winds blowing from the North; this feature, along with the mitigating influence of the Adriatic Sea, created a climate that is particularly suitable for viticulture. Moreover, the differences between night-time and day-time temperatures enhance the the development of sugar and aromatic components during the ripening of the grapes. The results are intense and elegant wines.
Friuli Grave has a particular vocation for white wines, which develop varietal intensity and aromatic complexity thanks to the peculiar terroir. A wide range of both international and local grape varieties are covered in the DOC, among which Pinot Grigio is the king.