In what has been a tumultuous year, with many of our glasses brimful with ongoing worry and concern for what may yet come, accept this as a virtual hug.
As winter casts its lengthy, bone-chilling, shadow across our path, with jacket collars raised, we set our sights on finding shelter in a soulful heart-warming drop.
In REAL winemaking terms, we have not met many along the beaten path who wear their philosophy so comfortably as Fulvio Bressan. Located in Farra d’Isonzo, an outpost of the Collio Goriziano, in Friuli Venezia Giulia, the BRESSAN winery is quite unique.
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.
It was a round about trip over the hill from Ruttars to San Floriano and down to Lenzuolo Bianco. This part of the world has been home to the Gravner family for centuries. We should add that our ageing navigator hasn’t been updated in a decade because we’ve learned that often the accidental road ‘less-travelled’ brings with it an unexpected lifetime of surprises.