Our portfolio of wines includes many international award winning vintages. Look for the following symbols which denote these prizes!
Winner of the prestigious Tre Bicchieri award, from Gambero Rosso.
Winner of the Gold Medal at the World Sauvignon competition.
Awarded 90+ points from Gilbert & Gaillard international wine guide.
Winner of the 2015 'Special Emerging Winery' Award from Gambero Rosso
Saved from the brink of extinction only in the 1970’s, the schioppettino grape, a spicy, peppery native variety to Friuli-Venezia-Giulia, is extremely exclusive and sought after. The name means “gunshot” or “little crack” in Italian, because the grapes appear to be so tightly filled that they “explode” (schioppettare) in the mouth. This varietal is frequently known as “Ribolla Nera” amongst Friuli locals. Despite having recently been planted in one winery in California which is daring enough to try making this Italian relic, it dates back to at least 1282 in Italy and will remain a true Italian treasure.
A perfect blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, which most commonly appears in blended red wines, where it adds herbaceous accents of tobacco and dark spice. In Friuli, this blend is a daily staple, though 100% Cabernet Francs are also common. Enjoy the balance in this wine from the young but promising winery.
Friuli does Merlot differently. Not your typical California merlot, not overly jammy but with raspberry and plum undertones. Spices and fruit abound in this dryer merlot, sure to be a conversation starter.
Pinot Nero has been grown in Friuli for only a very short while, making it still a very rare fine, but this corner of Italy is actually perfect for this grape. In the pre-alpine hills it finds its best habitat , caressed by the fresh winds coming from the mountains, where it fully exploits the typical thermal excursion of the area due to the soil.