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.
The Karst Earth … or should we say Hostile Rock, requires a total hands-on approach, everywhere. If you want to do anything, you have to dig and shift stones. Sommelier, Eros Longhin, kindly does some diggin’ on our behalf :)
In turning the clock back, Cantina Produttori Cormons have simultaneously turned it forward. Back to the future you might say? Well, following a 5 year repose, the release of its Vintage 2017 announces the long-awaited return of ‘VINO DELLA PACE’.
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.