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.
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.
Perched on one of the many terraces above the townland of Ipplis, the 360 degree backdrop is striking. In each and every rotation, the panorama captures all the geographical & geological ingredients any winemaker could ever wish for. Friuli is not renowned for its RED wines. Our gut tells us it should be.
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.
The wine world eye’s are currently steering their gaze upon the city of Bordeaux as the 2016 ‘Primeur’ tasting season gets into full swing. But they’re not the only ones to dip and sip from the #V16 barrels.