vineyards

The property is located in the zone of Doc Friuli Grave in the municipalities of Porcia, Pasiano and Azzano Decimo and in the Doc Prosecco area, extending over an area of ​​65 ha. We invest considerable resources in the vineyard, which make us promoters in the modern viticulture, targeted on low yield of grapes per hectare, thanks to modern vine training system (Guyot and cordon-spur), the high density planting and low bud density per vine. Furthermore, the rationalization of phytosanitary management, grassing, green manure and the study of the best environmental conditions for vine cultivation are the main factors that have contributed in producing top quality grapes for each variety that our winery grows.

In the vineyards there are large differences in the vegetative behaviour of the vines from zone to zone and, therefore, grapes that are the direct expression of these differences with dissimilar characteristics, even in the same plot. In this context, the development of techniques and means that allow control in detail of the vegetative and productive evolution of the vines and their variation in the vintages becomes fundamental. The study of the viticulture area assumes an unquestionable importance when it claims to elaborate wines that besides being of quality are “singular” to express characteristics of identity of their own soil and the soul of the vines themselves. Profound knowledge of vineyard diversity through continuous monitoring allows optimal management of viticulture and enological operations. This is an integrated project, which concretizes the idea of ​​combining technological innovation and technical-scientific experience in the wine supply chain, to enhance the concept of the identity of the vine-wine binomial, thus arriving at wine making techniques aimed at maximizing the characteristics of enological identity. Not only therefore the canons of modern quality viticulture but targeted viticulture through the knowledge of the individual vineyards.

In addition to the international varieties grown in the winery, which we prefer to call “traditional” as cultivated from almost two hundred years in Friuli and can be found in ampelographic history of our region, such as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, particular attention is paid to the autochthonous varieties: Friulano, Refosco dal peduncolo rosso and Glera.

 

TERRITORY

DOC FRIULI GRAVE
DOC Friuli Grave

Between the provinces of Pordenone and Udine, straddling the Tagliamento river, extends a natural landscape of striking originality: the “grave”, generated by the large alluvial fans of the rivers Meduna, Cellina and Tagliamento. In the northern part they are characterized by a coarse terrain, which along the coast line becomes fine.

The mountains, in addition to having given rise to the Grave soil, protect it from the cold northern winds. This fact, together with the beneficial effect of the Adriatic Sea, has contributed to the creation of a climate particularly suited to the cultivation of the vine.

DOC PROSECCO
DOC Prosecco
The Prosecco DOC area of production is located in North East Italy, and more precisely in Friuli Venezia Giulia and 5 provinces of Veneto (Belluno, Padua, Treviso, Venice, Vicenza).
The production area is rich in minerals and the soil is predominantly of alluvial origin and shows a dominant silty-clay texture, with a good presence of rock fragments deriving from the erosion of Dolomites and fluvial deposits, which allows a good drainage of the land. The first documents mentioning a Prosecco wine dates back to the end of the 600s and describes a delicate white wine that originates from the Trieste and in particular in the municipality named Prosecco.
DOCG ASOLO SUPERIORE
DOCG Asolo
The production area of the DOCG wine “Asolo-Prosecco” is located close to Venice in the Veneto region, in the Province of Treviso, on the hilly districts of Montello and Asolo at the base of the Dolomites. The hills are composed of large sedimentary rocks which have settled over the centuries made up of layers of marl-clay or marl-sandy soil. The soils are medium deep, with good water reserve capacity and endowed with minerals.
The climatic peculiarity of the territory consists in the succession of mild springs, not too hot summers and mild autumns that are warm and dry thanks to the presence of breezes and strong night-day temperature variations.
 
DOCG ASOLO SUPERIORE
PORCIA
Vineyards in Porcia
15 ha of historic vineyards owned by the Brisotto family, and here stands San Simone premises. Although the company’s vocation is mainly aimed at the enhancement of red grape varieties, in these loose medium-depth soils, mixed with clay, limestone, sand and silt, dominates white grape varieties: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Friulano and Glera for the production of Prosecco DOC.
 
AZZANO DECIMO
Vineyards of Castello della Mantova
The vineyards are located near the Bosco della Mantova, today a site protected by the WWF and is named after the ancient Mantova castle. In these family-owned vineyards (20 ha) with loose medium-deep  and draining soils, we selected to cultivate only Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Refosco d.p.r. due to the characteristics of the calcareous-clayey soil, certainly suited for red grapes.
 
PASIANO DI PORDENONE
Vineyards in Pasiano di Pordenone
The vineyards extend over an area of 30 hectares, bordering the municipality of Azzano Decimo in the vicinity of Castello della Mantova. The terrain is rich in sandy, calcareous and clayey elements, characterized by a soil with a good presence of minerals; the cultivated varieties are Chardonnay and Glera.