“ They say that ageing is hell for women;
but for our wine it is heaven. ”
Making wine is a sign of civilisation and it strengthens the link between man and his land, his origins and tradition. By embracing this production philosophy, we manage our vineyards using natural methods, natural fertilisers like manure and humus, and keeping grass growth down mechanically.
Here, among our hills, on a strip of green land that separates the world that races from that which takes life at a slower pace, the roots develop naturally thanks to man’s efforts; here, that spirituality trodden down constantly by modern civilisation still seems, despite everything, to be intact.
In our family’s production philosophy, the phases of the grape harvest respect the law and timing of nature, and this simplicity is reflected in the balance of our wines.
A range of different grape varieties from various parts of Europe co-exist in Friuli, thanks to the invasions endured by this area throughout history.
Today, Friuli is internationally acclaimed for its great white wines, but the Zamò family has always invested considerably in red wines too, to continue the work begun with Ronco dei Roseti, and to convey value to autochthonous grape varieties like Pignolo and Refosco dal peduncolo rosso, which are characterised by authentic personality and complexity in terms of homologation and were given little consideration in the early Eighties.
Of the 65 hectares of vineyards owned and rented, a good 40% are occupied by red grape varieties, a percentage which is definitely above the regional average.
Obviously this does not lead to the neglect of white wines, which provide an essential base.