Primarul

Friulano

DOC Collio

  • The first among the first ones

    Nella lingua friulana “Primarûl” significa primogenito, capostipite, il primo tra i primi.
  • The vineyard

    La storia del Tocai friulano è piuttosto complessa e in molti punti si intreccia con quella del Tokaji ungherese, contribuendo a creare una certa confusione, sebbene né i due vitigni né i due vini da essi realizzati abbiano alcun aspetto in comune.

Primarul

Friulano

DOC Collio


Primarul

Friulano

DOC Collio


Awards

  • Veronelli, attivo dal 1990
    4 years

Technical information

Alcohol in vol. %

13,0 %

Total acidity ‰

4,9 ‰

Harvest

Grapes harvested by hand and destemmed between 9 and 27 September 2021.

Vinification | Aging

Once harvested, the grapes are then macerated for 12/14 hours at a temperature of 10°/12° C in special containers, protected from oxygen with innovative systems by recycling their own fermentation carbon dioxide, in order to reduce the amount of antioxidants. The entire must then ferments and matures in steel containers for 6 months.

Bottling

The wine is then blended and bottled at full moons between March and July 2022.

Emotional information

Color

Straw yellow or light golden, quite bright.

Nose

On the nose we perceive the prevalence of fruity notes of pear and apple, in harmony with the vegetable ones of hay, wildflowers and chamomile and to finish the typical hint of toasted almond, unique in this grape variety.

Palate

In the mouth it is a little bit acidic, round, full-bodied, and what promised on the nose is confirmed by the taste, which identifies its main feature in the final touch of bitter almond.

To be paired with

As an aperitif with friends with prosciutto crudo and Montasio cheese, a delicate fish risotto. Asparagus crepes. Turkey roll with seasonal flavours (herbs).

Serving temperature

12/13°C

Aging potential

over 10 years

The wine

Primarûl – il primo tra i primi

In Friulian language “Primarûl” means firstborn, progenitor, the first among the first ones.

The first of all: the first grapes to be picked by the founder Daniele Venica and the first grape-must to be vinified by him. In Friuli the most consumed white wine, the firstborn in the heart of this land’s people. The “taj di blanc” of Friulians par excellence.

This is the name that Gianni and Giorgio Venica, for the company’s first 90 years anniversary, wanted to give to our Friulano, in honor to the same grape variety and to their grandfather Daniele.

The Vine and the Grapevine

Amore e passione. Sempre.

The vineyard

La storia del Tocai friulano è piuttosto complessa e in molti punti si intreccia con quella del Tokaji ungherese, contribuendo a creare una certa confusione, sebbene né i due vitigni né i due vini da essi realizzati abbiano alcun aspetto in comune.

The history of Friulian Tocai is pretty complex and in many points intertwines with that of Hungarian Tokaji, helping to create some confusion, although neither the two vines nor the two wines have any aspect in common.

More precisely, Friulano is a variety of transalpine origin, in particular from France, which arrived by chance in Friuli together with other international grapes such as the classic Sauvignon. Some analysis on the DNA of the vine revealed, in fact, that our Friulian Tocai is related to Sauvignonasse, a grape quality present in the past in Bordeaux’s area and today almost disappeared. However, despite its French origins, the vine has subsequently evolved, adapting to the soil and climate. Finally, it was the Friulian people who gave it its current identity, making it a symbol of the territory and local culture.

In 2008 the European Community, after coming to an agreement between Italy and Hungary, banned the use of the word “Tocai” for the Friulian wine, as it was considered too similar to the Hungarian “Tokaji“.

Analyses of the vine’s DNA have revealed, in fact, that the Friulian Tocai is a relative of Sauvignonasse, a quality of vine once present in the vineyards of the Bordeaux region and now almost extinct. However, despite its French origins, the vine has subsequently evolved, adapting to the soil and climate, and it is the Friulian people who have given it its current identity, transforming it into a symbol of the local territory and culture. In 2008, the European Community, after mediating an agreement between Italy and Hungary, banned the use of the term ‘Tocai’ for Friulian wine, as it was deemed too similar to its Hungarian counterpart ‘Tokaji’. Our Friulano vineyards are located within the DOC Collio territory.

Analyses of the vine’s DNA have revealed, in fact, that the Friulian Tocai is a relative of Sauvignonasse, a quality of vine once present in the vineyards of the Bordeaux region and now almost extinct. However, despite its French origins, the vine has subsequently evolved, adapting to the soil and climate, and it is the Friulian people who have given it its current identity, transforming it into a symbol of the local territory and culture. In 2008, the European Community, after mediating an agreement between Italy and Hungary, banned the use of the term ‘Tocai’ for Friulian wine, as it was deemed too similar to its Hungarian counterpart ‘Tokaji’. Our Friulano vineyards are located within the DOC Collio territory.

The vineyard of the founder

Un incontro generazionale nella Vigna del Fondatore Daniele Venica Le immagini vi portano sul vigneto più antica della Venica & Venica. Un incontro per ricordare il nonno e bisnonno Daniele Venica, Fondatore dell’ Azienda familiare, che con grandi sacrifici ha piantato agli inizi degli anni 40 senza mezzi meccanici questo vigneto di Friulano (Ex-Tocai). Nel video: Gianni, Giampaolo & Giorgio Venica

The vineyard of the founder

Un incontro generazionale nella Vigna del Fondatore Daniele Venica Le immagini vi portano sul vigneto più antica della Venica & Venica. Un incontro per ricordare il nonno e bisnonno Daniele Venica, Fondatore dell’ Azienda familiare, che con grandi sacrifici ha piantato agli inizi degli anni 40 senza mezzi meccanici questo vigneto di Friulano (Ex-Tocai). Nel video: Gianni, Giampaolo & Giorgio Venica

Bottle Sizes

  • ‘classic’ Bottle

    Formato: 75 cl
  • “Magnum”

    Formato: 1,5 l

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