OUR LAND

All of our vines grow on the eastern hills of Friuli (COF) and wear the gentle slopes of marlstone and sandstone - the land of the "ponca" - which can be found at 200-300 meters above sea level.
All of our vines grow on the eastern hills of Friuli (COF) and wear the gentle slopes of marlstone and sandstone - the land of the "ponca" - which can be found at 200-300 meters above sea level.

Protected from the cold winds from the north and caressed by the pleasant influence of the warm currents of the Adriatic Sea, the vine has found in these hills the climate for its cultivation.

Here, our company has gradually increased the land owned by mainly following two criteria: acquiring areas close to those we have already cultivated or acquiring plots with good extension, maintaining the proper balance between vineyards and forest, keeping grass-covered fields, so as to respect the environment as much as possible. We planted the vineyards - or have them reimplanted, where appropriate - always after a careful analysis of the characteristics of the soil, the microclimate and abilities of each grape variety: that is why the vines that produce white dry or aromatic wines live in the cooler areas, while the south-facing hills are home to the red grape vines for structured wines.

OUR VINEYARDS

The vineyards comprise three main plots: in each of them today are vines of different ages and from different grape varieties.
The vineyards comprise three main plots: in each of them today are vines of different ages and from different grape varieties.

Our dream is to implement the project, which we have already started with patience, to grow in each plot the grape varieties best suited to the specific terroir.

There are three major plots: the first is located around the winery - and also includes the Ronco Bressana -; the second is not far away, in the area of Bostonat - in Buttrio - acquired in 2003 and characterized by soils of different types, and the third piece is the recent purchase of the historic Montsclapade Cru, a few kilometers from the basement - in Orsaria.


Discover our vineyards
The Ronco of Bressana and the hills of Ipplis » »
The area of Bostonat in Buttrio » »
The Montsclapade vineyards in Orsaria »

FROM VINEYARD TO BOTTLE

The first important awareness is that wine is the result of a project: its bottle aging is the penultimate stage of a journey that began in the vineyard and that ends at a table, sharing a goblet of wine.
The first important awareness is that wine is the result of a project: its bottle aging is the penultimate stage of a journey that began in the vineyard and that ends at a table, sharing a goblet of wine.

That's why our harvests occur at different times for the same type of grapes in different vineyards: thus freshness and intensity are obtained in most of the whites wines.

The harvest of red grapes is the case in advanced maturity instead, in order to ensure longevity and richness to the wine, while Picolit has always a prolonged drying, on racks. We believe that respect for tradition and the use of the latest technology can get along. It’s also why, harvest after harvest, we are committed to extract the best from each bunch and thus to ensure the quality and consistency of wines well balanced and with strong character.