Italian new releases, part 3 – Friuli and Veneto

Inama's Soave Classico vines

Another delicious cocktail of wine and opinion. See also part 1 on Valle d'Aosta and Piemonte, part 2 on Lombardia, Alto Adige and Trentino, part 4 on Emilia-Romagna and Toscana, part 5 on Umbria, Marche and Abruzzo and part 6 on the south and islands.

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is still experiencing the aftermath of its global success in producing super-clean, super-varietal white wines, especially Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, even if for over two decades it has been challenged especially by New Zealand, which is now taking the lead in the international market with these styles. It should...