It’s February 2018 and our little red Fiat 500 is battling its way through the wet n’ windy wilds of Friuli’s eastern hills to catch up with the youthful team behind the Vigna LENUZZA winery in Prepotto.
In REAL winemaking terms, we have not met many along the beaten path who wear their philosophy so comfortably as Fulvio Bressan. Located in Farra d’Isonzo, an outpost of the Collio Goriziano, in Friuli Venezia Giulia, the BRESSAN winery is quite unique.
In a Galaxy far, far away… an unimagined stellar constellation has been discovered. Part of an erstwhile ‘unknown’ Parallel Universe, awash with wine-making stars, 58 of whom have yielded to the gravitational force of a diminutive grape.
PIGNOLO has blasted us into another new dimension. The FIFTH to be precise. In our quest to discover the furthest reaches of this native grapes small but complex universe, our 5th BLIND Tasting bears witness to a remarkable 11 NEW entries.
We recently stopped by the Elvio Zani Winery in Faedis, to meet with Claudio Zani, to chat a little more about Refosco di Faedis Reserves and to check out his winery’s ‘thriving’ 120 year old ‘Vigneto Storico’ vineyard.