“Traditional” is the word which best defines the varieties that some refer to ‘indigenous’, varieties which have been present in a certain geographical area for many centuries and have developed specific, peculiar features. To a certain extent, this definition also encompasses recently new vineyards, such as the Pinot Grigio or the Sauvignon, which have found the perfect environment to thrive in our hills.
At our company, our traditional wine varieties – the Friulano, the Ribolla Gialla, the Malvasia, the Picolit, the Verduzzo friulano, the Pignolo, the Schioppettino, the Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, and the Tazzelenghe – represent added value thanks to the originality of the wines and their biodiversity, the only bastion against the homogenisation of taste, which is very common all over the world.
We have never allowed our business to follow the trends, because conforming to the masses has never been our style. The only principle we are inspired by is this: whether it’s the Cabernet or the Tazzelenghe, the wine must be good and well-constructed. It has to convey something – a memory or an emotion – because, in our opinion, belonging to the Friuli Colli Orientali denomination of origin means our wines have to be distinctive and connected to our land.
If we were to sum up our wine-making philosophy, we’d say something along these lines: “We do nothing. We merely facilitate its creation, similarly to a midwife, nothing more and nothing less. Our wines already exist in nature, in our plants and our vineyards. We worry about one thing and one thing only: taking care of it, so that is grows strong“.