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 to 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 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 winemaking 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 the 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.
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.