DOC area (formerly Aquileia del Friuli) for a wide range of red, rosé and white wines in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, The area includes completely the municipalities Aiello del Friuli, Aquileia, Bagnaria Arsa, Campolongo al Torre, Cervignano del Friuli, Fiumicello, Ruda, San Vito al Torre, Tapogliano, Visco and Villa Vicentina, as well as parts of the municipalities Chiopris-Viscone, Gonars, Palmanova , Santa Maria la Longa, Terzo di Aquileia and Trivignano Udinese in the province of Udine. In 181 BC BC, the Romans founded the colony Aquileia with the still existing city near the Adriatic coast, which gave the area its name. In the north of the region, glacial and alluvial soils of pebbly clay dominate and sandy loess to the south. The nearby Adriatic Sea has a mild, maritime climate with excellent conditions for viticulture.
The varietal wines are 100% unmixed produced from the respective variety. The white wines are Chardonnay, Friulano ( Sauvignonasse ), Malvasia Istriana ( Malvasia Istarska ) Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco ( Pinot Blanc ), Pinot Grigio ( Pinot gris ), Riesling Renano ( Riesling ), Sauvignon ( Sauvignon Blanc ), Traminer Aromatico ( Gewurztraminer ) and Verduzzo Friulano, The red wines are Cabernet (Cabernet Franc and / or Cabernet Sauvignon), Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, The latter may not exceed 10% Refosco Nostrano ( Refosco di Faedis ) contain
The Bianco is produced from Friulano (to 50%), as well as other approved varieties (max 50%). The Rosso (also as Novello ) must contain at least 50% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso. Rosato is made from one or more of the approved varieties. a Superiore with higher alcohol content, there are of the types of wine Bianco, Rosso and Rosato. There is also a Chardonnay Spumante (tank fermentation) and a Chardonnay Spumante di Qualità (bottle fermentation). a Frizzante There are of the types of wine Rosato, Chardonnay, Malvasia Istriana and Müller-Thurgau. a Riserva with longer ripening time there are of the wine types Rosso, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Cabern Sauvignon, Merlot and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.