Friuli Colli Orientali DOC

Friuli native vine, its origins are documented to be dating back to the 1300. Its cultivation was abandoned in favor of less stingy and inconsistent international vines. Starting from the recovery of a few shoots from the Rosazzo Abbey vineyards, the Colli Orientali del Friuli have been eventually repopulated with this noble vine, capable of producing wines of great character and typicity.

First Vintage 2007
Pignolo friuli
Friuli Colli Orientali (Manzano Hills)


In 2021 the Pignolo, Friuli Colli Orientali DOC 2016, has been inserted in the Veronelli guide, with a 3/3 stars rating and a score of 93.
Also in 2021, it has been inserted in the Vini Buoni TCI guide, with a 4/4 stars rating, classified among the "Wines not to be missed".

"Ponca" is the typical element of our soil: a sedimentary formation entirely composed of clayey marl alternating with layers of sandstone.
The "Ponca" features low fertility and good water retention, giving unique features to the grapes and the wine such as full-bodied taste and colour, tannins, and minerality. The location of the vineyards on terracings, the Ronchi (top of the hills), and the perfect exposure allow the full ripening of the grapes. The Bora and the winds coming from the Adriatico Sea ensure good ventilation. The remarkable temperature shift from day to night makes the grapes more flavoured and sugary.
Featuring great versatility, it can be paired with light and elegant dishes. It goes well with savory soups, winter soups, roasts, veal shank and mixed grills. Suggested serving temperature: 14-16 °C.

Colli Orientali del Friuli