DOC Collio Wines
DOC Collio is the appellation that refers to the excellent wines produced on the hills surrounding the town of Gorizia, along the border between Italy and Slovenia.
This area has an historical vocation for vine-growing and winemaking. The first vines were cultivated here during the pre-Roman era and immediately experienced a considerable development. Vine cultivation continued and increased throughout the Middle Ages. From the sixteenth century onwards, Collio wines became known throughout Europe. They were appreciated at the court of Emperor Charles V Habsburg, by the tsars of Russia, in Venice – the center of Venetian Republic, as well as in Vienna, the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.
The historical nature of the Collio vine-growing and winemaking has not been betrayed with the passing of the centuries: today the Collio vineyards cover an area of 1.500 hectares.
Pinot Grigio Riserva