Other black varieties produced in Friuli include Tazzelenghe (literally the 'tongue-cutter'), a high acid, high tannin grape, Pignolo, Raboso and Shioppettino. Another important grape in the area is Refosco, grown throughout northeastern Italy. It can produce wine deeply colored and full-bodied, with high tannins, alcohol, and extract. It is often described as “tarry and spicy”.
Indigenous white varietals for the region include Tocai Friulano. This grape has nothing at all to do with Hungary, but is the most widely planted white varietal in Friuli, producing a wine that is medium to full in body, with balanced acidity, and fairly neutral fruit with a floral, almond, nutty edge. Other grapes include Ribolla (now in decline), Garganega (blended with Trebbiano in Soave), Vespaiolo, Torcolato, Nosiola, Malvasia, and Verduzzo (both the Verde and Giallo clones).
Prosecco is another product of the region, and is the name of the grape as well as the name of a wine. It is produced in sparkling, semi sparkling, frizzante and sometimes still styles. Another specialty is the very characterful Picolit, which is difficult to grow because of susceptibility to coulure, but produces lovely wines that are best known in their passito style.
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