The first Italian town to greet the river Isonzo as it meanders its way out of Slovenia is Gorizia, historically Europe’s most contended border settlement. Flowing south, the river crosses enchanting countryside dotted with tiny villages nestling around their bell towers and vineyards where the spirit of the place beats time with the rhythms of daily life.
It is here that, since 1879, four generations of my family have worked passionately to help create and develop one of Friuli’s most representative wine estates. 1981 was the turning point in the history of the winery. That was the year we introduced a new approach to production aimed at up-grading quality.
White wines proved to be the best expression of our “terroir” and they became the focus of our mission. Our aim today is to produce wines of increasingly high quality and our role is to create the conditions to let this happen. We hope that in tasting and offering these wines you will feel the same delight that we feel in producing them.
It might sound strange, but until the end of the Seventies a grape so common around the world as Chardonnay was, here in Friuli, confused with Pinot Bianco. Although in the Oriental part of this region such grape variety has a great potential, it has not yet found a place into producers’ hearts. It is anyway possible to find examples proving that they can...
It’s a grape variety capable to adapt to very different environments, always keeping a quality profile that fits the producer’s intentions. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks enhance the purity of the variety and the following malolactic fermentation, gives to the wine more creaminess
Sauvignon Blanc is an international grape planted in many areas of the world. The two leading schools (areas) are French. The Loire valley produces a style of wine which is highly aromatic, salty and mineral, while in Bordeaux, where this grape is often combined with Semillion, is characterized by a good structure and body. In both cases only the best...
At the basis of the international success of this grape variety lies its unquestioned varietal recognizability. Aromas are floral if early harvested, while fruity if late harvested, and testify a unique personality. Given all that the area of production is the key to push forward the quality of this wine. San Lorenzo’s plateau is a very special place