Our winery is located in the "Colli Orientali del Friuli" Controlled Denomination of Origin area. It stretches over 14 hectares of vineyards in the hills, protected by the Prealps to the north and exposed to the positive atmospheric effects of the Adriatic Sea to the south, creating a ventilated and dry climate.
The soil consists of marly-arenaceous rock with Eocenic origins, therefore it is ideal for growing vines in the hills. It is rich with lime, potassium, a discrete amount of phosphor, magnesium and many other microelements.
The average density per hectare of 5,000 vines, allows us to obtain the right ratio between quantity and quality of the product.
We use some of the most modern equipment in the cellar for vinification, from ageing to storing of the wines, but we are aware that the most advanced technology can never replace nature, inasmuch as good wine finds the high clone selection of our vines, the quality of the soil, the particular microclimate as definite presuppositions, but also, if we may permit ourselves, our utmost commitment and passion and that of our collaborators.
Our production currently consists of about 65% of white grapes and 35% red. However, we are planning on gradually reaching an equal production of whites and reds.
Growing system: Guyot and runner system
Plant order: 2.5 m between each row; 80 cm between each vine.
These cultivating choices limit the quantity of grapes produced per vine, there by favouring a higher concentration of the quality, increasing the sugar content, creating a more intense colour, enhancing the typical perfume and flavour of each variety.
Our current production is about 50,000 litres.
The wines that we produce are:
Locum Nostrum (Chardonnay, as well as a small percentage of Sauvignon and Friulano, fermented in French oak barriques, where it remains for approximately 18 months)
Soffumbergo (blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Pignolo, aged in French oak barriques for approximately 18 months)
The Holiday Farmhouse
The Agritourism "l'Uva e le Stelle" is a farmhouse with apartments located in the centre of the Colli Orientali del Friuli.
You can spend a holiday in a relaxing family environment surrounded by a suggestive panorama of the hills, vineyards and olive orchards as well as a magnificent view that stretches across the Julian Prealps up to the Adriatic Sea.
The farmhouse is immersed in the silence of nature and is ideal for long walks through the surrounding woods; those who are more sports-minded can take to the mountain-bike and follow a trail around the vineyards.
The apartments have been taken from an ancient Friulian house that has been restored with great care using materials that blend in harmoniously with the local traditions and with nature.