Emilio Bulfon is one of our worlds enduring NATIVEGRAPE HEROES. He’s one of the few who journeyed to the ‘vanishing point’ to recover Friuli’s forgotten bounty. Big descriptor, you say? Yeah well, we save it for the truly worthy.
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.
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.
It’s February 2018 and our little red Fiat 500 is battling its way through the wet n’ windy wilds of Friuli’s eastern hills to catch up with the youthful team behind the Vigna LENUZZA winery in Prepotto.
In a Galaxy far, far away… an unimagined stellar constellation has been discovered. Part of an erstwhile ‘unknown’ Parallel Universe, awash with wine-making stars, 58 of whom have yielded to the gravitational force of a diminutive grape.