The Collio hill region is a famous grape-growing area known throughout the world for its variety of white wines, characterized by strong mineral features and great longevity.
This hilltop area, situated between the Julian Alps and the Adriatic Sea, creates an absolutely unique micro-climate due to the local winds and temperature differences, which are perfectly combined with the “ponca”, the characteristic terrain of the Collio which is made up of marl clay from the Eocene epoch, ideal for the cultivation of grapevines.
The Collio calls to mind a stupendous series of slopes where Italy’s best white wines are produced, ranging from indigenous grapes such as the Malvasia, Ribolla Gialla and Friulano, to a universe of other international grapes.
The true essence and soul of the territory, an ambitious project of the Preservation Consortium, is the Collio Bianco: the result of blending various grapes, it contains all the characteristics of its land and the wine-makers.
A large variety of international white grapes find their perfect expression in the Collio region. Among these the Pinot Grigio stands out, with its characteristic straw-yellow colour and vague hints of ash, its intense scent, solid structure and persistence. The first analyses of the Pinot Grigio or Rűlander must date back to 1847.
Other international grapes in the area include: Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Müller Thurgau, Riesling, Sauvignon, Traminer Aromatico.
Other red wines found on the territory include: Collio Rosso, Collio Cabernet, Collio Cabernet Franc, Collio Cabernet Sauvignon, Collio Merlot.