The Zorzettig company is ‘perched’ on one of the highest hills in the Spessa area, the heart of Friuli’s Colli Orientali, which have always been dedicated to the culture of the vine. Located near Cividale del Friuli, our vineyards benefit from an ideal terroir and microclimate for viticulture, protected by the Alps from the cold currents of the North and caressed by the breezes from the Adriatic Sea.
The vineyards are located around the headquarters of the company, around the offices, the winemaking cellars, the ancient ageing cellar, dated 1780, restored in stone to its original form and the manor house with its typical Friulian hearth, and mainly autochthonous white and red grape varietals. The south-southeast exposure of the hills has rendered the Picolit from the Friuli’s Colli Orientali the absolute star within the Myò range, flanked by the autochthonous varietals, such as Ribolla Gialla and Friulano,
The hills of Ipplis, where our ‘Relais’ holiday farmhouse is located, enjoy excellent exposure to the sun, becoming the home of long-lived white autochthonous vines, such as our Malvasia, with the oldest vines dating back 80 years. This terroir also provides the perfect habitat for another white grape variety beloved by Zorzettig: Sauvignon, which expresses itself here to its fullest potential.
The vineyards located on the Novacuzzo Hills in Prepotto, the area of the Colli Orientali nourished by the Judrio river, enjoy an ideal terroir: the climate, mitigated by the protective effect of the Julian Prealps and the nearby Adriatic Sea combined with considerable day-to-night-time temperature variations, enriches the aromatic profile of grapes. Here, in addition to the great reds that reign majestically over these lands, such as Refosco, Schioppettino and Pignolo, other vines also enjoy ideal conditions, such as the ancient Friulano vines dating back to the 1930s – making them among the oldest in Friuli – and Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon, white vines capable of extraordinary finesse and aromatic complexity.