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Tocai Friulano

International Varieties: Chardonnay   Gewürztraminer   Muscat   Pinot Gris   Riesling   Sauvignon Blanc

Major Varieties:   Airén    Chenin Blanc    Grüner Veltliner    Müller-Thurgau    Pinot Blanc    Sémillon    Silvaner    Trebbiano    Viognier

Regional Varieties:   Albariño    Aligoté    Amigne    Arneis    Chasselas    Colombard    Cortese    Fiano    Grechetto    Grenache Blanc    Malvasia Istriana    Marsanne    Muscadelle    Muscat of Alexandria    Ortega    Palomino    Parellada    Petite Arvine    Prosecco    Rieslaner    Roussanne    Savagnin    Scheurebe    Seyval Blanc    Tocai Friulano    Torrontés    Vermentino    Welschriesling

Tocai Friulano is known as Sauvignon Vert outside of Italy. The grape originated in Veneto and is sensitive and high-yielding. The wine made from Tocai Friulano is high in alcohol and full-bodied with flavors of green apples. Tocai was popular in Chile, but only while producers thought it was Sauvignon Blanc. Once they discovered their mistake, producers replaced Tocai Friulano with Sauvignon. As a result, Italy is the best place to find wines made from Tocai Friulano. The Friuli-Venezia Giulia area deserves special mention.