Fifth stop: Friuli – Venezia Giulia
The RoadTrip#1 by Andrea Zigrossi and Gilbert Bages to discover the new Italian winemaking realities continues unabated.
“Friuli-Venezia Giulia is one of the regions preferred by both me and Gilbert – Andrea tells us during the trip – it was impossible to choose just one winery, so we visited two, to get to know two different areas to best represent a area we love in a such particular way”. So why miss the opportunity to taste new wines and meet new winemakers?!
The first stop was Primosic Winery in Collio, in the province of Gorizia, where Italy embraces Slovenia, a borderland, historically devoted to viticulture, which in recent years has undergone an incredible development thanks also to the rediscovery of native vines.“Primosic is a mirror of this territory, three generations that collaborate in the winery, handing down a knowledge of the territory without equal but always looking towards the future”. The winery is one of the first-class entities in Friuli, their Ribolla Gialla – a local autochthonous wine – is a testing ground for many other wineries. Ribolla Gialla is produced in different versions, with different refinements that all start with a maceration on the skins. The results are the most diverse, each Ribolla has a different aromatic color and spectrum. “The tasting was an unforgettable experience, it was exciting to see three generations committed to carrying out the wine cellar, focused on the same goal and with a great love for their wines. Certainly convincing Silvan – the patriarch – to embrace the maceration on the skins must not have been easy!”Andrea concludes jokingly.
The “Wineduo” then moved to the area of the Colli Friulani Orientali (Eastern Hills of Friuli) bringing us to the Monviert winery in Cividale del Friuli. “They are another beautiful family in the Italian wine world – Andrea tells us immediately – the human quality of the people we have met so far is incredible!”.
The company has just undergone a small revolution by changing the name from Ronchi San Giuseppe to Monviert – which means open mountain, in honor of their territory – changing the logo, labels and the concept of the whole company, the mantra is written on all labels: Natura Docet. Traditio Custodit. “I am convinced it is one of the most beautiful phrases to use in the way of wine” states Andrea.
The company is carried out by the three young brothers Stefania, Alessio and Chiara “They are very good, despite their young age they have very clear ideas and spirit of initiative, their Sauvignon is a real bomb! – concludes Andrea – Aromatic, round, full and persistent, has struck us! “
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