We are in the Colli di Rosazzo, the Rosazzo hills, a microzone excellent for grape growing within the Colli Orientali del Friuli. This is the hilly area of the province of Udine, close to the border with Slovenia: a land iconic in the world for the making of quality wines, especially whites. Immaculately kept terraced vineyards, called ronchi, shape the landscape, making it the symbol of the area. Natural beauty, but also much history and knowledge. Wine has been made here since Roman times.
From the hills to the stones or, as we call them, grave - large pebbles, brought here over the centuries by the flooding of the Tagliamento, from which this land takes its name: Friuli Grave. The vineyards are sheltered from cold winds, the climate is mild because of the nearness of the Adriatic Sea, and the stony ground heightens the temperature variation between day and night. Here the wines are fragrant and aromatic.
“Ponca”: this is what we call the distinctive element in our soil. It is a sedimentary formation made up entirely of marly soil alternating with layers of sandstone. Rich in limestone, potassium and phosphorus, poor in organic matter: the soil crumbles quickly until it turns into clayey soil that retains water. It is the ponca that gives the grapes and wine unique characteristics such as body, color, tannins and minerality.
Friuli is a borderland and an outpost, strong and full of contrasts. Our wines bring you here. Fresh, elegant, contemporary: Friuli wines in heart and soul. You can feel it in the native whites such as Ribolla Gialla, Picolit and Friulano, icons of our land. The journey continues with its red wines and international grape varieties, the fruit of careful and meticulous production, the result of research and determination.