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.
The Friulani are an instinctive, autonomous, self-starting, energetic, creative bunch of go-getters. They don’t need an excuse or an invitation to do what they believe they must. No surprise Friuli Venezia Giulia is such a WINE-MAKING HOT BED of activity.
Our history making ‘JAMM’ session with the ‘Masters of Pignolo’ is evolving nicely.
With the 2016 harvest concluded, all the preliminary indicators suggest we’re looking at one of ‘THE’ great Pignolo vintages…. either on or off the record!
It was a round about trip over the hill from Ruttars to San Floriano and down to Lenzuolo Bianco. This part of the world has been home to the Gravner family for centuries. We should add that our ageing navigator hasn’t been updated in a decade because we’ve learned that often the accidental road ‘less-travelled’ brings with it an unexpected lifetime of surprises.
The Northern Hemisphere Spring is almost sprung and another growing season is at hand.
A recent visit to TED.com brought our attention to the increasingly critical plight of the world’s BEE population.