Due del Monte - Friuli Colli Orientali 2019


Two friends traveling among the suggestive hills of Friuli, in the north-east of Italy, were accidentally struck by a special place, hidden among the last hills that overlook the Adriatic Sea: Mount Quarin. Here the vine is cultivated since ancient times with exceptional results, thanks to the excellent exposure, the temperature range and the uniqueness of its soils.

Their passion for wine, in the early years, materialized in some projects that came to life thanks to the collaboration with some wineries in the area but the desire to found their own winery was very strong. So after a few years they decided to buy a cellar and some plots on Monte Quarin for a total of 8 hectares. From the beginning they decided to call the company Due del Monte due to the history that had accompanied the project. In 2018 a new staff was selected and a new reality began in Collio.

The cultivated varieties are: Friulano, Ribolla Giano, Malvasia Istriana, Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

The white wines are obtained from classic Collio varieties, traditionally vinified and aged in barriques, which are crucial to obtain elegant, deep and persistent wines.

As far as red wines are concerned, they are mainly focused on Merlot, the only variety that guarantees perfect ripeness of its grapes every year.

Destemming and crushing in open oak vats. Fermentation and maceration for about 30 days with frequent punch downs and two delestages. After that maturation in French oak barrels for about 18 to 24 months. Malolactic fermentation completely done. No finning. Gentle filtration at the time of bottling.

Producer: Due del Monte

Country: Italy

Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Appellation: Collio DOC

Vintage: 2019

Size: 750ml