3ha. under vine
This tiny estate situated in the Gorizia region of Friuli, adjacent to the Slovenian border, was planted in 2008, yielding its first fruit in 2011. At the beginning this was simply a weekend project begun by Alberto whilst he worked as head winemaker at the iconic Vie di Romans winery. Unable to put his own name to the project due to a contractual obligation, he named it for his wife Renata. Much of the vineyard sites were inherited from the couple’s respective families, with the winemaking happening initially in his father’s garage. Now Alberto has taken the project full-time and added a few more parcels of land, the garage is now his ageing cellar, with winemaking relocated to a makeshift tent erected outside. Alberto’s knowledge of the local geography, microclimate and terroir is unsurpassed in the region.