Wednesday 30 June saw the writing of an important chapter in the history of Collio. During the press conference, held at the Pascolo winery in Ruttars, Marco Felluga, the great wine patriarch and promoter of this project, presented the ‘Pinot Bianco Enterprise Network’.
This association brings together seven of the area’s historic and important wineries in a project that aims to promote Pinot Bianco in Collio by identifying the optimal ‘sites’ in each winery. Like a family, in which everyone supports each other, so too these wineries – Castello di Spessa, Livon, Pascolo, Russiz Superiore, Schioppetto, Toros and Venica&Venica – have chosen to unite their intentions and stand up to protect their land.
PINOT BIANCO IN COLLIO – SYMBOL OF A PRODUCTION OF EXCELLENCE
For more than 150 years, this grape variety has found a permanent home in Collio, enhancing its identity and becoming the symbol of a production of excellence in a region known the world over for its white wines. This terroir, vocated for the production of long-lived and structured wines, allows the Pinot Bianco grape to exalt its intrinsic specificities in an elegant manner.
It is a grape variety that requires a great deal of care in agronomic management, but the effort is repaid by the notes of extreme elegance contained in the glass. A wine for sharing, an intimate wine that, with its finesse, conquers and unites people, creating new bonds.
TALÍS – THE PINOT BIANCO OF VENICA & VENICA
Taking up the words of Liliana Savioli, in her article ‘Seven Companies for Pinot Bianco. Rete d’impresa nel Collio’, << Venica&Venica’s Talís with its verticality and length takes us to a mountain meadow below the three peaks of Lavaredo>>. In fact, the word Talís in Friulano indicates the dandelion plant whose flower colours our wild meadows with yellow buttons. It is a straw-yellow wine that, on the nose, exhibits splendid and persistent notes of chamomile, cornflower blossom and rennet apple; this elegance typical of the grape variety is also reflected on the palate with a decisive, lively yet gentle sip.
As we raise a glass of Talís, let us toast together to this wonderful project.