Posted by: Do Bianchi | April 16, 2012

Red Grape Varieties of Colli Orientali del Friuli: Regional Varietal Characteristics Cards by Hawk Wakawaka

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By Hawk Wakawaka.

Grapes of Colli Orientali del Friuli

The earth of appellation of Colli Orientali del Friuli, along the Slovenian border of Italy, hosts a mineral rich marl that is unique not only because of its blue color (all except in one part of the appellation where it is red), but also because of its high calcium content. The soil offers a rich minerality to the wines of the region that often shows as either a faintly salty quality, or a precise and dry slate.

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