Wines

COLLIO FRIULANO

When my father died on 23rd July 1981, the grapes were already plump and in a few days would begin to take on their true colour. They were my grapes, the same type which, at six years of age, I found myself crushing by turning the handle on my grandfather’s cast iron wine press, something which made me feel like a real grown-up. I wasn’t to know that the entire smallholding had been planted up almost entirely with Tocai, and that this could potentially have been a problem ... read more ...

COLLIO MALVASIA

“La” Malvasia... I can only imagine this soft and soothing wine as a feminine entity. The feminine (linguistically speaking) nature of the name came about purely by chance. It is said to come from an ancient locality in Greece, and was brought by the Venetians to Friuli and to Istria, from where the adjective “Istrian” derives, and which distinguishes the variety from many other types of Malvasia found in Italian vineyards ... read more ...

COLLIO STUDIO DI BIANCO

On Easter Monday 1989, when I completed the purchase transaction for five hectares of land on the south-east slopes of the Ruttars hill, I had a powerful sensation that something good was going to happen here. Giorgio, the grower who owned the land before me, hacked down the woods in order to till the land (and who tells of how he had to go the bank for a loan to buy his first spade) and planted it out with various kinds of white grape varieties .. read more ...

COLLIO CHARDONNAY

Up until 1987, before I acquired the Ca’ della Vallade vineyard, the idea of “terroir” for me remained a seductive yet rather vague term. Before that time, I had only worked with grapes from the south-west sector of the hills which run from the Colle di San Giorgio at Brazzano to Monte Quarin near Cormòns. I remember my apprehension when I was hoping for good news about my investment and began to get a close look at the new wines ... read more ...

COLLIO SAUVIGNON

It would seem that this variety arrived from France in the early 1800’s as part of the dowry of a French noblewoman who married a local gentleman. I think it’s nice that it was given as part of a pact of love. It may well be that this is how the story of the Friuli Sauvignon developed separately yet in parallel with the Sauvignons of its area of origin ... read more...

COLLIO ROSSO & ROSSO DELLA CENTA

Rosso della Centa is a 100% Merlot which originates from a small vineyard situated on the south-west facing slopes of the San Giorgio hills in Brazzano. This patch of land of around one hectare is used to grow red grapes, the majority of which are Merlot. In this splendid field, the terrain is typical of the Collio, as a result of the fragmentation of alternating strata of marl and sandstone which are the bedrock of our local hills ... read more ...

MILLEUVE

For many years now, alongside our principal wines, we have been producing Milleuve Bianco and Milleuve Rosso. We didn’t decide to make it for business reasons, but rather from the viewpoint of a technical requirement deriving from our company philosophy; to give consumers the absolute best that can be obtained from a vine variety and from a vineyard ... read more ...