DOC area (formerly Aquileia del Friuli) for a wide range of red, rose and white wines in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, The zone completely includes the municipalities of 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 sections 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 The Romans founded the colony Aquileia with the still existing city near the Adriatic coast, which gave the area its name. Glacier and alluvial soils of gravelly loam predominate in the north of the region and sandy loess in the south. The nearby Adriatic has a mild, maritime climate with excellent conditions for viticulture.
The varietal wines are 100% unmixed generated from the respective variety. The white wines are Chardonnay, Friulano ( Sauvignonasse ), Malvasia Istriana ( Malvazija 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 only exception, the latter, is a maximum of 10% Refosco Nostrano Refosco di Faedis ) contain
The Bianco is made from Friulano (50%) and other approved varieties (max. 50%). The Rosso (also called Novello ) must contain at least 50% Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso. The rosato is made from one or more of the approved varieties. a Superiore With higher alcohol content there are the wine types Bianco, Rosso and Rosato. There is also a Chardonnay Spumante (tank fermentation) and a Chardonnay Spumante di Qualità (bottle fermentation). a Frizzante there are the wine types Rosato, Chardonnay, Malvasia Istriana and Müller-Thurgau. a Riserva with longer maturation there are the wine types Rosso, Cabernet, Cabernet Franc, Cabernt Sauvignon, Merlot and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.