DOC area for a wide range of red, rosé and white wines in the Italian region Friuli-Venezia Giulia, The zone comprises 36 municipalities in the province of Pordenone and 58 municipalities in the province of Udine. The name is derived (as with Graves in the Bordeaux ) due to the predominant gravel and rubble alluvial soil in the valleys of the rivers Judrio, Livenza, Meduna, Natisone, Tagliamento and Torre. The area extends from the plain at Livenza (border river to the region to the west Veneto ) to the DOC area to the east Colli Orientali del Friuli, The eastern part is cooler and wetter than the western part with a maritime climate. The best wines come from the broad river valley of the Tagliamento with barren and gravelly (called "magredi") soil. These are the triangle Spilimbergo, Bertiolo and Carsarsa, on the west bank at Barbiano, San Giorgio della Richinvelda, San Martino, Rauscedo and Tauriano and on the east bank at Bertiolo, Codroipo and Rivolto. The vineyards cover 6,500 hectares of vines, two thirds of the total and around half of the region's DOC wines are produced here.
The varietal wines are produced from at least 95% of the respective variety, the remaining 5% can be other approved varieties. The white wines are Chardonnay, Friulano (Tai = Sauvignonasse ), 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, Pinot Nero ( Pinot Noir ) and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso,
The Bianco is made from the approved varieties except Traminer Aromatico. The wine types Rosso and Rosato and the Novello are made from the approved varieties. A white one Spumante are from Chardonnay and Pinot Nero. a Frizzante There are the types of wine Rosato, Chardonna, Pinot Bianco and Verduzzo Friulano. a Riserva with longer maturation there are all types of wine except Novello and Rosato.