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Collio Goriziano

DOC area (also Collio) for a wide range of reds and whites in Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, The name means "Hill of Goriziono". The zone includes the municipalities of Capriva del Friuli, Cormons, Dolegna del Collio, Farra Isonzo, Gorizia, Mossa, San Floriano del Collio and San Lorenzo Isontino in the province of Gorizia (Gorizia). In the north closes the DOC area Colli Orientali del Friuli in the province of Udine, the border forms the river Judrio. The area with about 1,500 hectares of vineyards extends over the hills between the rivers Judrio and Isonzo in the west to the Slovenian Border in the east. Both geologically and also from the wine-like areas once belonged to the Habsburg Empire. But while the province of Udine was already Italian in 1866, Gorizia came only after the First World War Italy to. The soil consists of calcareous marl and sandstone, which is heavily interspersed with minerals. This is called after a community as "Flysch of Cormons". About 80% of fragrant white wines are produced. Especially the Pinot Grigio caused an international sensation from the 1980s and established the glory of the white wines.

The varietal wines are produced from at least 85% of each variety. The white wines are Chardonnay, Friulano (Tai = Sauvignonasse ), Malvasia (Malvasia Istriana = Malvasia Istarska ) Müller-Thurgau. Picolit, Pinot Bianco ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Grigio ( Pinot Gris ), Ribolla or Ribolla Gialla, Riesling Renano ( Riesling ), Riesling Italico ( Riesling ), Sauvignon ( Sauvignon Blanc ) and Traminer Aromatico ( Gewurztraminer ). The red wines are Cabernet (Cabernet Franc and / or Cabernet Sauvignon), Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ). All wines with at least 12% vol alcohol content (Picolt 14% vol), and a maturation period of 20 months for white wines and 30 months for the red wines are allowed Riserva call.

An original wine from the Cormons community is the unclassified Vino della Pace (Wine of Peace) from 600 different grape varieties. Producers for the DOC wines are Branko, Livon (also RoncAlto), Marco Felluga, Movia (Slovenia), Primosic, Ronco dei Tassi, Venica & Venica. Villanova and Villa Russiz,

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