More terroir and fewer grape varieties
“Claps” is the local name given to the surface gravel that stores warmth and releases it into the soil, helping the grapes to ripen fully: this is what gives us powerful, full bodied wines.
The Bora winds, coming from the North-East, create wide day-to-night temperature variations that help the aromatic concentration of the grapes and the creation of balanced acidity: this makes the wines elegant.
The coexistence and contrast of power and elegance in the wines heighten their complexity of taste.
Our wines are authentic and original, just like the land where they are produced. Here, Latin and German cultural influences come together to make something unique.
The Riserva wines are the top of the range.
They are made of an assemblage of carefully
chosen cuvées of different varieties.
Unique wines crafted to express the perfect balance between the vine and its terroir.
STORY OF A PASSION
Best of the best: Gris-Picol-Jurosa. Grapes from our three historic vineyard sites are blended to create a cuvée that expresses the spirit and character of Friuli. A terroir wine.
The uniqueness of this cuvée has deep roots, its originality has strengthened over time. A wine without borders!
Gold is made with super-ripe grapes with strong aromatic intensity. Tension and freshness give character to a cuvée that expresses balance and finesse.
The slow and gradual grape drying process is the real secret of this wine. Sweetness, subtle acidity, and spices take over from the wood to create a typically Mediterranean composition: dreamy!
This wine was first produced in 1989 and today, just like then, it’s a complete expression of tremendous potential. Made only in the best vintages.
PREMIUM MONOVARIETAL WINES
These wines are produced with grapes from our historic vineyards, vinified separately according to grape variety and vineyard of origin. Fermentation and maturation take place in 500-litre French oak barrels (tonneaux) to develop aromatic breadth without modifying the intrinsic character of the wines.
A selection of wines from the best vintages is kept in the family’s own cellars.
LAND AND NATURE CAVEAU
100% Pinot Grigio. From vines capable of expressing the potential of this grape variety at its best, producing serious wines with obvious worth in aspect, aromas, and palate.
100% Chardonnay. Slow ripening on the vine, fermentation in new-oak barrels, and long maturation on the lees produce a wine with enhanced complexity: a full expression of the variety and its terroir.
100% Sauvignon Blanc. A journey through fruitiness and floral aromas to reach a very elegant, well balanced, tangy finish. Sauvignon Blanc in Friulian style.
100% Friulano. More sensitive to vintage variation than other grape varieties, Friulano finds what it needs to create a wine with depth and structure in this vineyard.
The Traditional Wines range expresses our philosophy with simplicity and naturalness. Grapes are sourced from our younger vineyards and fermentation and maturation take place in stainless steel tanks.
Aromatic freshness and warmth on the palate meet and blend in a long tangy finish.
Varietal purity is exalted by fermentation in stainless steel tanks, creating an exciting combination of spiciness and creaminess.
The San Lorenzo plateau is a special area for this imposing grape variety: vibrant and dynamic, mouth-filling and refreshing.
Well balanced, linear, and full bodied – very versatile in its use, too – with delightful Friulian flavours and colours.
A vine that loves sunny and extreme positions; Ponca soil grants all the elements to obtain a fresh, fragrant, vibrant and harmonious wine.
A grape variety that thrives in Friuli, making a surprisingly good wine with intense and lively colours, fine aromas, and elegant balance.
A single-vintage sparkling wine made to express the essence of Chardonnay from Friuli. The passage of time brings out its golden colour and ultra-fine perlage.
Chardonnay is the soul of our Metodo Classico. Parcel selection and the condition of the grapes at harvest time are decisions guided by experience. This Blanc de blancs is made to be a harmonious and seductive wine.
If Chardonnay is the soul of our Metodo Classico, the Extra Brut version is its essence. A careful grape selection at harvest time in the oldest parcels of the Jurosa vineyard and five years of maturation on the lees makes a sparkling wine with freshness, complexity, power, and elegance.
Spiciness, a balsamic nose, and full-bodied tastes: only the magic of time can bring them out fully.
This Pinot Grigio matures slowly to acquire minerality with spicy, balsamic and tangy complexity.
Chardonnay, too, needs time to fully express its potential with age. Ample minerality with a blend of balsamic spices and creamy saltiness.
With Sauvignon Blanc, noticeable minerality can be found after a shorter period of maturation than with other grape varieties. Verticality persists over time.
Friulano is very susceptible to differences in vintage during the maturation process: hot vintages develop its structure, while cool vintages bring out spiciness and balsamic qualities.