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.
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 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.
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.