The hills are not always gentle and easy, and their nature is not always welcoming, but it is on these difficult slopes that the vines reach their highest potential. And great wine is the expression of a fortunate combination of elements that make up the terroir.
The soil, known as “Ponca” consists of friable layers of marl and sandstone. The vineyards sit at an altitude below 300 metres and are south-facing. The area is backed by the Julian Alps and caressed by the sea breeze of the Adriatic, which affords it a cool and rainy climate. These hills offer many premium quality indigenous varieties. And what about the winegrowers? They are determined, very practical and deeply connected to this land.