ABOUT THIS WINE
60% Ribolla Gialla, 30% Verduzzo, and 10% Picolit. 2 days of skin maceration. 1 year in barrique, then 6 to 12 months in the bottle prior to release.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
When Dina and Paolo Rapuzzi founded the company in 1970, they were inspired by wine growing as a way of life. Now their children, Pierpaolo and Ivan, are part of a new generation that “grew up with vines”. They both have degrees in Food Sciences and are experts in agrarian issues; they are proud of preserving the biodiversity of Ronchi di Cialla and the timeless wine making traditions of Friuli. Roncs, in the dialect of Friuli, means vinery cultivated hills. Cialla is a small valley facing from North-East to South-West, surrounded by woods with chestnut, oak and wild cherry trees, in the d.o.c. (controlled wine) Colli Orientali del Friuli area, and it is officially recognised – with a Ministerial Decree dated 30.10.95 – as cru CIALLA only for the cultivation of native vines from Friuli (white wines: Verduzzo, Picolit and Ribolla Gialla; red wines: Refosco dal Peduncolo rosso and Schioppettino) and the production of vintage wines. Cialla has remained intact because it is a bit distant from other settlements, as it was in ancient times when it was called Cela. Cela, in the Slavic language that was spoken there, which means “Riviera”; it was given this name because it had such an exclusive and good micro-climate that even now olives grow there. The step terraces, carved out of the hills, perfectly located in terms of the directions they face for wine cultivation, go back to the times of the Patriarchate of Aquileia and the Republic of Venice, and according to deeply rooted local folklore, they were developed by Turkish prisoners.
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