Key red grapes of Friuli
The red wines of Friuli are the minority, and as mentioned in the video, overlooked.
The two most important grapes are Merlot and Cabernet Franc, each of which performs a bit different in Friuli compared to, say, Napa Valley or Bordeaux. The native red grape varieties are highly individualistic and in my opinion best enjoyed there in Friuli, surrounded by the local people and the local foods. It’s a cultural thing!
More links to learn about these varieites
Wine Searcher: Cabernet Franc
Avvinaire: Cabernet Franc in Friuli
Wine Searcher: Merlot
Wine Searcher: Pignolo
Vitium: The Wine Pignolo, An Italian Gem
Wine Searcher: Refosco and Terrano
Wine Folly: Refosco
Wine Searcher: Schioppettino