(CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI – UDINE) Monviert produces wines in Cividale del Friuli, among its best wines Schioppettino, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Picolit, Friulano and Ribolla Gialla and many others.
Monviert’s History and Philosophy
We are in Spessa di Cividale del Friuli in the province of Udine, close to the Italian border with Slovenia, exactly on the Colli Orientali del Friuli, where the Monviert company owns its 18 hectares of vineyards located between the Julian Alps, which guarantee the grapes an ideal protection from cold winds and enjoy the sea breezes coming from the Adriatic Sea, grapes enhanced for their minerality by the composition of the different marly soils, but also with the presence of ponca, gravel and clay. All this creates a microclimate and an ideal habitat for a slow and gradual maturation of the grapes and a production of red and white wines of great value.
The Friulian company today is a growing winemaking reality in the Colli Orientali del Friuli and while maintaining the family management since the second post-war period, handed down for three generations, officially changed its name to Monviert by Ronchi San Giuseppe in 2019.
To lead this new era is Fulvio Zorzettig, with a philosophy in which respect for nature and its teachers are supported by work both in the vineyard and in the cellar scrupulously and with respect for tradition and where the fundamental value is craftsmanship and attention to the environment and biodiversity. Suffice it to say that since 2013 the traditional designer’s headquarters and cellar, carved out of stone, have been equipped with an innovative biomass plant for the production of clean energy from natural processing waste. A system that meets 100% of the company’s energy needs.
The company vineyards, however, are divided into four different areas of the eastern hills of Friuli. The first Bivio Romanut is a vineyard less than one hectare in size, located in the upper part of the Bivio hill, from where the Ribolla Gialla Monviert is born. A straight, voluminous wine of great finesse and freshness at the same time. The second Col Rusal is an ancient vine of 1.8 hectares located instead in the heart of the Colli Orientali del Friuli, from where two of the most precious Monviert jewels are born, and is ideal for the cultivation of the Schioppettino grape. In the middle part of Col Rusal, Sauvignon Monviert is cultivated in the 1.4 hectares. The third vineyard is Monviert located on the hill overlooking the winery in Spessa di Cividale and where Friulano Monviert comes from. The fourth and last vineyard with 25 years of age is Fornalis, which is located north of Cividale del Friuli. Less than one hectare of land that houses the Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso Monviert grapes, grapes that express the “red sap” of Friuli winemaking and from which the elegant and sumptuous reds by Monviert are born.
The wines of Monviert
The company has two production lines that offer a wide choice; the first is the Monviert line which represents and encompasses the maximum expressions of selected vineyards and is mirrored by the strong presence of native vineyards of great character and identity: Schioppettino, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Picolit, Friulano and Ribolla Gialla and from the international Sauvignon grape variety, perfectly adapted to the cultivation land of the Colli Orientali del Friuli. The second is the Martagona line which expresses the tradition of the territory and has gained numerous awards over the years, such as the gold medals at the Concours Mondial du Sauvignon won in 2015 and 2018, to name a few above all. But the whole range has a lot to tell and that will see, the ready-made fourth generation, take up its legacies and new challenges, with wine that can safely boast excellent qualities and numbers to compete.
Refosco dal Penducolo Rosso DOC Friuli Colli Orientali
|Apellation:||Refosco dal Penducolo Rosso DOC 2016 Friuli Colli Orientali|
|Grapes:||Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso|
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