Image Alt

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

In Sequals, in the heart of the Friuli Grave DOC wine region, the grapes grow in lean soil, composed of more than 80% gravel and stones, called ''claps'' in the local language. Winegrowing here means accepting the austere profile of sometimes harsh nature. Among the stones of Sequals, however, grapes with intense and characteristic aromas are born. The rigorous architecture of the cellar, with its copper-lined walls, blends with the landscape that surrounds it. Here, between a sea of stones and gravel and the panorama of the Carnic Alps, ancient beauty and cutting-edge technologies coincide. The result is wines with an unmistakable typicality: there are some autochthonous types, but there are also international grape varieties that adapt to the particularly lean soil of this territory.

Grave Friuliana
THE TERRITORIES

The Friuli Grave wine region and
its Magredi highlands

In our vineyards in Lestans, ancient peat sediments speak of ancient lakes which have disappeared, and at the Albino Armani vineyards in Valeriano our grapes even dare to grow in clay. The territory of the Magredi highlands reflects the fatigue of the Friulian people, with their grape vines that struggle to survive in such ground, searching for nutrition among the stones, among scrubby herbs, yielding small fruits … but of infinite flavor. The land, facing and so near the Alps, suffers from sometimes rather violent climatic conditions. Our vineyards are situated in the northernmost part of Friuli, where the breeze comes from the Adriatic Sea, cooling down when it reaches the mountains, and creates an extreme temperature range between day and night.

Characteristics of the territory

Geography

The Friuli Grave Highlands, between Udine and Pordenone, at the foot of the Carnic Alps

Climate

Extremely variable, very windy, with a remarkable temperature range between day and night

Soil

The soil ranges from the Magredi stony areas, with fluvial streaks of limestone pebbles, to ground composed of mostly clay

Vigneto Friuli-Venezia Giulia
OUR WINES OF THE FRIULI REGION

The secret of stone: discover the essence of Friuli's products

Loading...
Friulano Albino Armani

,

Sincere and hospitable like Friuli, this wine symbolizes the most genuine tradition of Friulian people with their love for local history and the virtues of an authentic land. In the glass the straw yellow color is bright and changing, with a touch of green. The bouquet is slightly aromatic with reminders of almond, elderberry flowers and mature pear, the same elegant mineral notes that you will rediscover on the palate. [mkdf_button size="small" type="solid" text="download information" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="http://www.albinoarmani.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/Friulano-Friuli-Grave-DOC_en.pdf" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

Pinot Grigio Friuli Albino Armani

,

This elegant and incisive Pinot Grigio finds an exclusive dimension among the white stones of the “Grave” area, in the region Friuli Venezia Giulia. Our choice to produce just a few bunches per grapevine allows this wine to boast its full expressiveness. Straw yellow in color, intense and characteristic bouquet recalling pears and mature apples. It evolves with scents of dry hay and toasted almond. On the palate it is fresh and mineral, just as the land it springs from. [mkdf_button size="small" type="solid" text="download information" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="http://www.albinoarmani.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Pinot-Grigio-Friuli-Grave-DOC_en.pdf" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

,

The Grave Friulana is a particularly suitable area for the cultivation of the “Glera” vine and therefore it was included in the appellation of origin (Prosecco DOC). Its stony and loose soil, the significant temperature shifts and the ventilated microclimate, make the grapes express their unique characteristics and, together with a careful vinification, result in an elegant Prosecco. In the glass you will find a surprising fine perlage, a fruity and fresh bouquet enriched with mineral notes. The sip is delicate and creamy and recalls the same scents you perceived on the nose. The finish is long, pleasantly sapid and mineral. [mkdf_button size="small" type="solid" text="download information" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.albinoarmani.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/04/Prosecco-DOC-Extra-Dry_en-1.pdf" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso Albino Armani

,

Ever since antiquity Refosco has been considered a very renowned wine. Even the ancient Romans appreciated its character and the intense, dark color of the grapes. In the course of the centuries, Refosco has found its “home” in Friuli. During the feasts, of which we still have historical memory, it was enjoyed together with other autochthonous Friulian wines such as Picolit, Ribolla and Ramandolo. Refosco dal “peduncolo rosso” (with red stem) is considered to be the best among the various Refosco varietals. It stands out for its lively ruby red color. The bouquet can range from dried herbs to flowers, fresh red fruit and dark spices. The toasting notes are developed by the brief aging in wood which at the same time softens its vibrant tannins. [mkdf_button size="small" type="solid" text="download information" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="http://www.albinoarmani.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Refosco-dal-peduncolo-rosso-Friuli-Grave-DOC_en.pdf" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

Ribolla Gialla Albino Armani

,

The stony soil of this area, the strong thermal shifts and the long rest on the yeasts, make this Ribolla a sparkling wine with a refined and persistent perlage that combines the minerality of the terroir with the floral and citrus fragrance. This “metodo classico” (Champenoise method) from Friuli, is a wine of great personality, obtained from the indigenous Ribolla Gialla grapes grown in our vineyards in the area called “Grave”, at the feet of the Alps, north of Venice. Freshness and acidity are well balanced on the palate. The wide sip and the dry, long finish invite you to a second glass. [mkdf_button size="small" type="solid" text="download information" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="http://www.albinoarmani.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Ribolla-Gialla-Brut-Metodo-Classico-Friuli-DOC_en.pdf" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

Sauvignon-Superiore-Friuli-Grave-DOC

,

Believing in the potential of a terroir that we have known, loved and protected for years. Challenging it. Giving the wine enough time to fully develop its identity and express its innate elegance. To allow ourselves to be surprised. This is the heart of the thought leading us to imagine a new Sauvignon from Alta Grave in Friuli, where the mountains that frame the vineyards mitigate the temperatures, with constant winds and considerable temperature shifts. Waiting patiently awarded us with a wine of fascinating nuances, where floral notes of elder, magnolia and Mediterranean herbs meet citrus scents: a complexity that also complements the long and persuasive sip. [mkdf_button size="small" type="solid" text="download information" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.albinoarmani.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/08/AA_Sauvignon_Superiore_Friuli_Grave_eng.pdf" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

Prosecco-Rose-DOC-extra-dry

, ,

Irresistible to lovers of made in Italy sparkling wines', our Prosecco Rosé will be keeping the vibrant freshness of Albino Armani Prosecco and is created by using 90% of Glera grapes enriched with 10% of Pinot Noir. The Pinot Noir gives our new wine both a refined rosé color and a more structured and complex perlage. [mkdf_button size="small" type="solid" text="download information" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.albinoarmani.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/Prosecco-Rose-DOC-Extra-Dry-Millesimato_en-2.pdf" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

Flum Venezia Giulia Terre di Plovia

,

“Flum” in Friulian language means “river”. The name is a tribute to the Tagliamento, the great river of Friuli. It is a golden and brilliant wine. Its bouquet offers fresh notes of white flowers, perhaps wild roses, and crisp fruit such as pears and white peaches, then evolving into sweeter notes of spices and herbs, honey and caramel nuts. The taste is warm, elegant and constantly recalls the aromas perceived in the nose. It then ends with a charming final, long lasting tension, which is the hallmark of Sciaglin. [mkdf_button size="small" type="solid" text="Download information" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.albinoarmani.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/TdP_Flum_eng.pdf" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

,

Piligrin in Friulian language means pilgrim, a person one who in ancient times would travel the Cammino del Tagliamento, along the Tagliamento river, through the Lands of Plovia, to reach Venice, and then embark for the Holy Land. In your glass Piligrin is vibrant red, the nose is intense and polyphonic, and it recalls small red fruits, such as currants, blueberries and plums, and you even get a nuance of morello cherry jam. There are notes of cyclamens and violets followed by sensations of fresh and minty herbs. The finish has a hint of bitter cocoa and licorice root. Piligrin has a lively character on the palate, supporting the aromatic persistence given by its intriguing Piculit Neri grape variety. [mkdf_button size="small" type="solid" text="Download information" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.albinoarmani.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/07/TdP_Piligrin_eng.pdf" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

,

The Grave Friulana is a particularly suitable area for the cultivation of the “Glera” vine and therefore it was included in the appellation of origin (Prosecco DOC). Its stony and loose soil, the significant temperature shifts and the ventilated microclimate, make the grapes express their unique characteristics and, together with a careful vinification, result in an elegant Prosecco. In the glass you will find a surprising fine perlage, a fruity and fresh bouquet enriched with mineral notes. The sip is delicate and creamy and recalls the same scents you perceived on the nose. The finish is long, pleasantly sapid and mineral. [mkdf_button size="small" type="solid" text="download information" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.albinoarmani.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/AA_Prosecco_DOC_Magnum_eng.pdf" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

Ribolla Gialla

,

Among indigenous wines from Friuli, Ribolla Gialla is the one with the oldest documented tradition, dating back to the year 1299. Today this variety results in wines made in different styles, while maintaining an informal and sincere profile. In our version,  it is a pulpy and savory white, enriched by a short maceration on the skins that makes it more consistent on the palate while preserving a nice freshness. Lively and vibrant, with bright acidity, this wine reveals fruity and mineral scents, nuances that persist in your mouth with salty and crisp suggestions. [mkdf_button size="small" type="solid" text="Download information" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.albinoarmani.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Ribolla-Gialla-IGT-Venezia-Giulia_en.pdf" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

Ribolla Gialla magnum

,

The stony soil of this area, the strong thermal shifts and the long rest on the yeasts, make this Ribolla a sparkling wine with a refined and persistent perlage that combines the minerality of the terroir with the floral and citrus fragrance. This “metodo classico” (Champenoise method) from Friuli, is a wine of great personality, obtained from the indigenous Ribolla Gialla grapes grown in our vineyards in the area called “Grave”, at the feet of the Alps, north of Venice. Freshness and acidity are well balanced on the palate. The wide sip and the dry, long finish invite you to a second glass. [mkdf_button size="small" type="solid" text="download information" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="http://www.albinoarmani.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Ribolla-Gialla-Brut-Metodo-Classico-Friuli-DOC_en.pdf" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

,

Sciaglin (from the Friulian dialect “s’ciale”, terracing) is a historic indigenous Friulian grape variety that had almost disappeared. It has been recovered and is now thriving in our vineyards in Valeriano, in the north eastern region Friuli, at the foot of the Alps. Valeriano is located in the municipality of Pinzano al Tagliamento, a hilly area with intense temperature variations and rainfall, where the soil is mainly composed of silt, sand and clay . Here, Sciaglin expresses its authentic character and uniqueness in a wine with decisive tones, elegant reminders of herbs and wild flowers, lively on the palate with a fine savoury finish promising longevity. [mkdf_button size="small" type="solid" text="Download information" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.albinoarmani.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/Scheda-prodotto-Sciaglin-EN.pdf" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]

,

Ucelut (from “uccello” meaning bird in Italian. This name recalls the so-called ‘bird grapes’ growing spontaneously at the edge of the woods and which birds are fond of), is a historic indigenous Friulian grape variety that had almost disappeared. It has been recovered and is now thriving in our vineyards in Valeriano, in the north eastern region Friuli, at the foot of the Alps. Valeriano is located in the municipality of Pinzano al Tagliamento, a hilly area with intense temperature shifts and rainfall, where the soil is mainly composed of silt, sand and clay. Here, Ucelut expresses its authentic character and uniqueness in a wine with elegant floral scents of acacia and wild flowers, soft on the palate, while maintaining the pleasant freshness and sapidity that enhance its taste. [mkdf_button size="small" type="solid" text="Download information" custom_class="" icon_pack="font_awesome" fa_icon="" link="https://www.albinoarmani.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/01/TDP_UCELUT_EN.pdf" target="_blank" color="" hover_color="" background_color="" hover_background_color="" border_color="" hover_border_color="" font_size="" font_weight="" margin=""]