Friulano in Australia?
by David Ridge
Do you know of other Friulano Producers in Australia?
Apart from Kathleen Quealy's, are there any other plantings of Friulano in Australia? It seems to me a definite variety to take notice of. People really seem to like well made versions of it, such as Quealy's and the few Friuli ones seen so far here. They seem consistently good to me.
What do you think? Are others doing it?
This variety is also called Sauvignonasse, and is listed as such in Jancis Robinson's monumental tome. But with Sauvignon Blanc and Savagnin competing for attention it needs a distinctive name.
Unfortunately there is also the problem that another of its synonyms, Tocai Friulano, is that it contains two words which violate the rules about Geographic naming, a double whammy. Tocai implies that it the wine is from the Hungarian region of that name, and Friuli is a region in North Western Italy.
In 2008 Kathleen Quealy release a wine called Sensa Nome (without a name) as a comment on what to call the wine.
Back to David's question. I don't have any records other winemakers using it except Pasut Family Wines in the Murray Darling region. Maybe some other readers can help.
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