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Month: June 2019

Telling Venica wines | Ornella Venica in Milan

Little stories about the origin of 3 of Venica’s wines – Ribolla Gialla L’Adelchi, Pinot Bianco Talis and Friulano (ex Tocaj) Ronco delle Cime – told by Ornella Venica during a tasting at the HOSTERIA DI VIA STOPPANI on 26 – 28 June 2019 in Milan.

Here are the 4 Venica Wines at the Tasting – Dinner .

Pinot Bianco Talis, DOC Collio 2018. “Talis” in Friulian means “dandelion”. The tasting characteristics of this wine and its bouquet are reminiscent of field grasses and rennet apple.
Ribolla Gialla L’Adelchi, DOC Collio 2018. Gianni and Giorgio Venica dedicated this wine to their father in 2007. L’Adelchi represents the bond and the passing of the baton from one generation to the next. Its bouquet is reminiscent of wood, chestnut and acacia.
Friulano, ex Tocaj, Ronco delle Cime, DOC Collio 2018. Friulano is a wine that tells the stories of a borderland, linked to the traditions of a family and a land. ‘Ronco delle Cime’ is the area name of the vineyard and is one of the Venica family’s important labels. The Friulano has fruity notes of apple, banana, white peach and pear.
Verduzzo Toblar, IGT Venezia Giulia 2012. ‘Toblar’ is the place where the grapes are dried and gives this wine its name. Verduzzo giallo has very ancient autochthonous origins and its grape varieties are mainly found in the areas of origin. Toblar has an acacia aroma and a balanced honey flavour.

Paired with a Friulano menu.
Lentil pate, Prawns “Busara” style, Salviade (fried sage)
“Cjalsons alle Erbe with smoked ricotta cheese
Cevàpcici with celeriac and carrot salad
Giuly’s Tiramisu

Video / Photos taken by Chantal Borella Roy, Veryzest



Green fertilisation

What is green manure?

Green manure is a natural agricultural practice that involves sowing pure grasses or a mix of grasses, which are then used to fertilise the soil. This fertilisation technique, indispensable in organic viticulture, is also called green manuring. It consists of burying plants capable of releasing previously absorbed nutrients into the soil. Green manure replaces the use of chemical fertilisers, providing the soil with large quantities of nitrogen.

What are the benefits of green manuring?

The benefits are numerous!

Besides being a natural fertilisation technique, it increases the amount of organic matter in the soil. It protects the soil from the erosive action of rain and wind by retaining water. It contributes to the control of weeds and pests. It facilitates the descent of the roots of cultivated plants and maintains micro elements such as iron, manganese, etc. on the surface. Finally, it facilitates biodiversity by encouraging the establishment of beneficial insects.

In viticulture, green fertilisation brings more organic substance to the soil, promoting balanced vine development.


Which herbs should be chosen for green manure in viticulture?

Ideally, a seed mix should be used, in order to obtain a balanced nutrient supply. The seed mix contains different species of plants belonging to the leguminous families, which provide nitrogen to the soil, grasses, which are rich in fibre and promote the formation of organic matter and humus, and cruciferous plants, which combat the establishment of dangerous soil pests.


When to carry out green manuring?

Green manure sowing in viticulture should be done in autumn, after the grape harvest. Before sowing, the vineyard must be properly prepared by removing weeds with a mulcher, improving soil oxygenation with a soil loosener, and preparing the seedbed with a depth of approximately 20 centimetres. After preparing the soil, the mixture is sown on moist soil to facilitate germination. At this point, rolling is carried out after working the soil thoroughly.

Festival dello sviluppo sostenibile 2019

Discovering sustainable wineries

Sustainable Wines Network with Venica & Venica

LOGO di Vini Sostenibili


Saturday 08 June 2019 h. 13:00 – 19:00  


Visit to one of the sustainable wineries: Venica&Venica, tasting of a ‘sustainable wine’. For Venica&Venica, sustainability is the starting point of a process that unites producers and consumers and focuses attention on the uniqueness of each wine as an expression of the individual production reality. The company will meet the public to explain what it means to be certified ‘Viva – Sustainability in wine growing in Italy’ and talk about its commitments to sustainability.  


Event for groups of max. 10 people per hour. By appointment only. Make an appointment by sending an email to: or calling 0481-61264. Last appointment at 6 p.m.  

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