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Among the great territories of Italian wine for prestige and recognized quality of wines, Collio, in Friuli Venezia Giulia, is one of the whitish pearls of the Belpaese, capable of expressing great local products as much with native varieties as Ribolla Gialla, Picolit or the Tocai Friulano, for example, which with the great international grape varieties, such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio, among others. A prestigious area, which is experiencing a new season of investments. They come from other territories, such as the bombastic one that has seen, in recent months, the majority of the famous Jermann winery pass under the control of Marchesi Antinori, one of the reference realities of Italian wine. But also “internal” to the Collio itself, such as the one realized in recent days, which saw the Le Monde winery, one of the most established in the area, led by Alex Maccan, buy La Ponca, a small jewel of the Mason family, in the hamlet of Scriò, in Dolegna del Collio.
An estate that takes its name from the way in which the rocky and marly soils in Friuli are called, ponca, which has a total of 45 hectares, of which 10 are vineyards and the rest are woods, up to the border with Slovenia. “It is a jewel in a beautiful place, a diamond that I fell in love with,” Alex Maccan explains to WineNews.
He adds: “the company is all certified organic, also thanks to the vineyards that are on average at 250 meters above sea level, with the highest at 295 meters, and constant ventilation that keeps the climate always dry. The wines are Malvasia, Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Sauvignon and Schioppettino as a red variety, and the production potential is 50-60,000 bottles, no more, which we will continue to produce under the La Ponca brand “.
An important investment for Le Monde (in the Collio the vineyards in the hilly areas are around an estimated value of 150,000 euros per hectare, ed), with the Scriò estate being added to that of Le Monde, a hamlet of Prata di Pordenone ( and whose first evidence dates back to the eighteenth century), and which already has almost 100 hectares of vineyards for a production of around 700,000 bottles per year.

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