Within the wine scene of every known enclaves there are those few producers who, after having had a deserved success in advance of the times, continue to express themselves on levels of excellence to the point of having become, rightly, flag bearer of the enclave itself. This is the case of the Vie di Romans winery, founded in the late 80s by the Gallo family in the homonymous locality Via di Romans, in the municipality of Mariano del Friuli (Gorizia), 20 kilometers from the Slovenian border and as many from the Adriatic Sea. [Read more…] about Dut’Un 2016, Vie di Romans
Among the protagonists of the birth and development of modern enology in Friuli-Venezia Giulia is undoubtedly the figure of Dorino Livon, a true pioneer of both Collio and Colli Orientali del Friuli.
It dates back to 1964, in fact, the first plot of vineyards purchased by Dorino, expanded progressively, to cover the current 180 hectares. In the mid-80s, the company passed from its founder to his sons Valneo and Tonino, who, today, have given way to the third generation of the family, his nephews Matteo and Francesca. [Read more…] about Braide Alte 2018, Livon
In the area of Terlano wine was produced at least in the 6th century B.C. as it dates back to that time a characteristic billhook for the vine pruning, very similar to those still used in those areas, in the subzone “Siebenheich/Settequerce”. On the other hand, that this was a particularly well-suited area, was also known by the large landowners who held the monopoly in the 19th century. [Read more…] about Sauvignon Winkl 2019, Cantina Terlano
The ancient Roman emperors and, later, the German ones of Sacro Romano Impero, knew very well the high quality of the vines cultivated in the sunny basin of Bolzano, and were used to stock “Potzner, the wine produced there. Today, in the same area, stands the Cantina Produttori Bolzano, one of the most important cooperative wineries in South Tyrol, formed in 2001 by the merger of Cantina Gries (founded in 1908) and that of Santa Magdalena (founded in 1930). [Read more…] about Sauvignon Mock 2019, Cantina Produttori Bolzano
According to the available sources, it seems that the Parusso family began to deal with grapes and wines as early as 1901 when the pioneer Gaspare bought his first vineyard in the Mariondino area, in Castiglione Falletto. Since then this family has continued in its symbiotic path with the vine until 1971 when Armando Parusso, from his winery in Cascina Rovella (in Bussia), began to bottle his wine with his own label. [Read more…] about Bricco Rovella 2016, Parusso Armando di Parusso F.lli Società Agricola
The winery Pojer e Sandri, unanimously considered one of the most important wineries in Trentino, was born in 1975 from the meeting between Fiorentino Sandri, who had just inherited 2 hectares of vineyards, and Mario Pojer, who had just graduated in enology at the famous institute of San Michele all’Adige. [Read more…] about Sauvignon 2019, Pojer e Sandri
Tramin winery is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious wineries in South Tyrol. Founded in 1898 on the initiative of the Tramin pastor, to bring together the small winegrowers of those areas, and merged in 1971 with the nearby Cantina Sociale di Egna, today the winery brings together 160 families who cultivate 260 hectares of vineyards under the careful guidance of winemaker Willi Stürz. [Read more…] about Stoan 2018, Cantina Tramin
There is no doubt that Gaja today is one of the most famous brands of Italian wine in the world. It is enough to recall, by way of explanation, that already in 1985 its Barbaresco DOCG was called “the finest wine ever made in Italy”, and that in 1998 the owner, Angelo Gaja, was awarded by the international wine press as “man of the year”.
[Read more…] about Alteni di Brassica 2018, Gaja
Separating Friuli quality viticulture from the thought and work of Livio Felluga is a rather complicated theoretical exercise. Felluga, in fact, was a pioneer who 70 years ago took over the reins of the family business, which had been producing for five generations Refosco and Malvasia in Istria Island, piercing it into the Friulian hinterland. [Read more…] about Rosazzo Terre Alte 2018, Livio Felluga
Baron de L, the Maison de Ladoucette top wine, is undoubtedly a wine that warms the heart of the most nostalgic italian drinkers. Imported in Italy by Sagna from immemorial times, this wine has joined the first curious lovers of French white wines, having been among one of the first to be marketed in Italy. [Read more…] about Baron de L 2005, Ladoucette
According to the family archives it was the 1930 when Daniele Venica buyed a Farmhouse in Cero, a Dolegna sub-area in Friuli Venezia Giulia, and its surrounding vineyards in order to produce wine, sold to the taverns and trattorias nearby. [Read more…] about Sauvignon Ronco delle Mele 2016, Venica & Venica
St. Michael Eppan Cellars , established in 1907, is a reference point for South Tyrolean enology, with its 340 partners, for a total of over 380 hectares of vineyards. By 1978 the Winery hired the oenologist Hans Terzer who, with his watchwords “quality knows no compromises”, contributed to raise the production quality level. [Read more…] about Sauvignon Sanct Valentin The Wine Collection 2006, St. Michael Eppan