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Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Friuli has long been famous for its Bordeaux style red blends and French grape whites, but in modern times the local grapes are coming on strong. Whites from Ribolla Gialla and Friulano (aka Tocai) range from excellent values to expensive, top quality wines, and reds from Schioppettino and Ribolla Nera are great for those seeking medium bodied, more restrained wines than those found further south.

This is also the home of skin contact orange wine in Italy, a syle picked up from Georgia by Gravner, and adopted by others in the region. Friuli still makes some of the very best.

It's also worth noting that though Prosecco is usually associated with the Veneto, the DOC covers all of Friuli as well. The town of San Daniele also deserves recognition, its prosciutto is regarded as the equal (or superior) of the more famous Prosciutto di Parma.

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