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.
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 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.