While harvesting the fruit of the vine is always a physical challenge, these days harvesting the data flow that runs in parallel is an altogether mind-bending one.
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.
You may recall our opening harvest review wasn’t shy about noting vintage 2018 as a precocious one.
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.
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.