By Paul Caputo

Friuli Colli Orientali is the result of some recent changes to the DOCs of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region. It was established as the Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC in 1970 but in 2006, Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit became a separate DOCG in 2006 with the former subzones Ramandolo and Rosazzo (for a Friulano-based Bianco only) becoming separate DOCGs in 2011.