2022 Venica & Venica Ronco delle Cere (Sauvignon Blanc), Collio, Friuli, Italy

2022 Venica & Venica Ronco delle Cere (Sauvignon Blanc), Collio, Friuli, Italy

$33.95

Description

Venica & Venica history began in Mernico, a tiny village of 30 people just 3 kilometers from Dolegna del Collio where great-grandfather Daniele was born on March 9th 1898. He was the 2nd male of 11 children in a big farming family. Daniele was born and raised as an Austrian but on the February 6th 1930 he bought a small house and a hill in Dolegna del Collio. A few months later he became father of Adelchi, the only male of 3 children. After the war the property was a farm where vines and fruit trees were grown together biologically. The farm sustained the family’s needs first and the excess was sold to restaurants in Udine and Cividale. For years Daniele and Adelchi worked together buying and working abandoned vineyards, experimenting to find the perfect combinations of vine and vineyard and creating a peculiar mosaic of microclimates surrounded by forest. Adelchi then had two sons, Gianni and Giorgio. They continued the viticultural philosophy of their parents and decided to maintain the same respectful approach. In the last three decades they developed ways to express in the cellar that peculiar sense of site.

The greenish hues present in its youth evolve into vibrant shades of intense straw yellow. The vineyards’ different orientations – North, South, and Southeast – provide a broad olfactory spectrum. The South-facing orientation and prolonged afternoon sun exposure bring forth distinct warm and fruity notes of yellow peach and melon; meanwhile, cooler climates contribute the classic elegant and vegetal aromas like elderflower. On the palate, it confirms its elegance. The sip is fresh, rich in salinity, with intriguing floral and fruity undertones. It is substantial, well-structured, and possesses a good taste-olfactory persistence.