Every Spring when Tocai Friulano is released and asparagus is in season, restaurants all over Friuli, Italy offer 3-course lunches serving asparagus and Friulano. The celebration of these two staples to the area is extended to dinner where you can feast on 5-course dinners paired with a different Friulano for each couse.
Tocai Friulano is the quintesstial Friulian wine. There is a reason that this is one of the most planted varietals in the Veneto, as this expressive grape rivals many of those white varietals considered to be noble grapes. When grown in the right place, Tocai Friulano produces sharply-etched wines of exceptional character and quality.
The Palmina Tocai Friulano grapes hail from the Honea Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley. The maritime influence from the nearby Pacific Ocean and the gravelly, alluvial soils provide a near perfect environment for producing Tocai Friulano grapes of distinction, much like the terroir from their native Friuli in northwestern Italy.