We recently attended the 2018 vintage technical review presented by the Consorzio Colli Orientali del Friuli. Our immediate overall take is that of a budding new era in the Colli Orientali. The activation of a long-awaited vision.
As winter casts its lengthy, bone-chilling, shadow across our path, with jacket collars raised, we set our sights on finding shelter in a soulful heart-warming drop.
PREMATURE easily describes the 2018 vintage in Friuli. While you could also add Fertile and Productive to the mix, it’s the early onset of seasonal change that, for us, begs the deepest reflection.
One month on and the Harvest in Friuli is all but concluded. Those who were, or still are, holding on for a late harvest will have to contend with the aftermath of a September that saw in excess of 400mm of RAIN.
The 2017 Harvest in Friuli Venezia Giulia is kicking off in earnest this week. And according to our trusty local tec-xperts, the indicators are positive for another Quality harvest in Italy’s far northeastern corner.