Expert's Choice: Friuli reds

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The dramatic reds of Friuli are defined by terroir, says Emily O’Hare, who selects 18 of the best. Many are ‘masterful food wines’, which can be enjoyed young. See Emily's top picks here...
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Forchir, Mirie Merlot, Friuli Grave 2011
Another lighter red that could be knocked back carelessly, but deserving of attention. Pretty, purple, plum and black pepper aromas transfer to the palate, lovely freshness and light concentration without feeling dilute. 16.5/20pts (88/100pts)
Price £9 Vinum
Drink 2013
Alc 12.5%