Picolit white wine variety

Picolit is from Friuli on NE Italy.  It is used to make high quality sweet white wines.

Di Lusso Picolit from the Mudgee Region of NSWPicolit sweet white wine from DiLusso

Picolit is quite a rare wine variety, mainly because it yields so poorly in the vineyard.  In Italy it is nearly always used to make sweet wines, dry whites are very rare.

Often the grapes are dried either on straw mats or by leaving them hanging on the vine for extended periods.  Sometimes the grapes are botrytis affected.

Picolit wines are invariably very expensive. Except for the very best wines they are overpriced.

Small amounts of Picolit are planted in Slovenia and just a few are Australian producers have this variety.

Australian Producers of Picolit

  • Ceravolo Premium Wines Adelaide Plains
  • Di Lusso Estate Mudgee
  • Moondarra Gippsland
  • Pizzini Wines King Valley
  • Turners Crossing Vineyard Bendigo
  • Vinea Marson Heathcote

Other Italian white Wine varieties in Australia

Arneis | Bianco d'Alessano | Cortese | Fiano | Friulano | Garganega | Greco di Tufo | Grillo | Moscato Giallo | Picolit | Prosecco | Trebbiano | Verduzzo | Vermentino
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