Overview of the Wine
Everything started in 1970 in the vineyards around the Archbishop’s Palace at Capriva, ceded in rent to Mario by the church; vineyards which Mario completely rennovated and which finally became his property in 1989 after many postponements.
Mario, fully aware that the real wealth and strength of the business, are the soil and the plants, transformed old unkempt terrain in vineyards cured in great detail, he worked hard to render his vineyards unique and he took advantage of the potential of the Terroir of “Ponca” ( typical Friuli terrain composed mainly of clay and limestone ).
Gradually his children, Maria Angela, Carlo and Giorgio joined him in running the business, carrying on his project with sensitivity and respect, with love of tradition and real passion.
In April 2014 the business passed into the hands of the Rotolo family who intend to maintain intact Mario’s mission and productive philosophy for the sake of continuity.
This spirit is still the fulcrum of the business dedicated to a project of total sustainability, starting from planting and maintaining forests positively balancing the inevitable production (emission) of CO2, to the careful use of products with a low impact on the environment and finishing with highly technical boilers which autonomously provide the necessary central heating by using wood and clippings from the vineyards.
Grape / Blend
100% Ribolla Gialla
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
A traditional Friuli wine which gives its best when cultivated in poor marl soil, always to be found growing from Collio Goriziano to Brda in Slovenia. In the zone of Capriva it originally took the name of Ribolla di Capriva. This is the last white grape to be harvested at the end of September, picked by hand and fermented at low temperatures to maintain the delicate aroma.
Product size: 750ml