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Forgiarin





History


Not much is known of the history of the Forgiarin and it is believed that the name derives from Forgaria, a small town bordering on the municipality of Pinzano al Tagliamento. At the Regional Grape Exhibition organized in 1863 by the Udine chapter of the Associazione Agraria Friulana (Friuli Agricultural Association), the San Daniele hills were indicated as the typical production area. In later year, the author Pirona (1871-1935) expanded the production area to Spilimbergo and Maniago.

Black-blue grape of unknown origins, but exclusively grown in the area in western Friuli known as Forgiarin. Allowed in the DOC Friuli Grave, but not mentioned in the appelation-rules. The producer Emilio Bulfon, which specializes in making wines from old vines from the Friuli makes a varietal from this grape. According to him the grape gives a wine of rich aromas and is versatile as a food-wine.

 

 

Wine regions


Friuli Venezia-Giulia

Once, Forgiarìn was widely planted in the hills of San Daniele, around Splilimbergo and at Maniago. Today, it is grown only in the municipalities of Pinzano al Tagliamento and Castelnovo del Friuli.

Not much is known of the history of the Forgiarin and it is believed that the name derives from Forgaria, a small town bordering on the municipality of Pinzano al Tagliamento. At the Regional Grape Exhibition organized in 1863 by the Udine chapter of the Associazione Agraria Friulana (Friuli Agricultural Association), the San Daniele hills were indicated as the typical production area. In later year, the author Pirona (1871-1935) expanded the production area to Spilimbergo and Maniago.

 

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