DRIVEN people display a natural, energetic, unspoken aptitude, which makes their vision immediately accessible. That thought sprang to mind the day we caught up with the genial Luca Belluzzo, oenologist at the Graziano Belluzzo family winery in Tarcento.
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.
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.
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.