Venezia Giulia IGT
Bud break across all the varieties was in line with the historical norm in our area,
and the vines were able to develop in optimal temperatures and to take advantage
of normal rainfall.
The first two weeks of June, which are crucial for the development and fertilisation
of the flowers, saw fine weather and contributed signifi cantly to this year’s
In addition, an unbelievable growth in the local beneficial insect population was
noted, including ladybirds and earwigs, but particularly bees, those ultra-efficient
pollinators,which built their wild hives in our vineyards.
July ushered in torrid conditions, with temperatures reaching record highs
(31.8 °C), forcing us to irrigate the deep, rocky soils in the Isonzo area both early
in the morning and at night. In the Collio however, natural springs in the Ponca
formations provided the vines with a good supply of water, preventing stress
during the ripening stage.
Between late August and September, all of the vineyards benefi tted from
significant day-night temperature diff erentials, ranging as wide as 14.5 degrees.
Such conditions are of crucial importance for the metabolism and development
of aroma precursors in all the grape varieties.
TERROIR AND PRODUCTION
Estate and vineyard location:
the vineyards are located among the plains and hills of the province of Gorizia
130 metres and 60 meters (flood zone)
Eocene marls and sandstones, soils rich in pebble and gravel of various
sizes, slit in flood zone
5.000/6.250 vines per hectare
Vineyard average age:
vineyards planted in 1964 and in 2001
second decade of September
stainless steel, new and old barriques
Length of fermentation:
stainless steel and new barriques
Length of maturation:
4 months in stainless steel, only 15% of the production in barriques for
2 months, one month in bottle
Alcohol by volume:
Giving a rich, luminous straw-yellow colour, the wine slowly releases its aromas,
initially banana and apricot, followed by hints of tropical fruit and summer flowers,
with herbaceous notes of sage completing its impressive aromatic mosaic.
Vibrant and well balanced on the palate, it boasts full fl avours and superb
elegance, with a well-balanced, very crisp finish.