The locations of our vineyards at different elevations, allow us to discover the ideal soil for indigenous grapes, such as Ribolla and Friulano, and international grapes such as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. Our success in growing all these different varieties of vines is also influenced by the sun, wind, and rain.
Quite often when speaking of wine, the French vigneron are praised for creating and conserving the cru classification. It was the unforgettable Luigi Veronelli who re-proposed this classification necessary for “maintaining the excellence of the communal denominations”. Very few know that on March 17th, 1787 a bulletin with a “classification of wines produced in the Princely County of Gorizia and Gradisca according to their excellence,” was issued. This classification was just like a cru. Our grapes come from places in the Collio that belong to the top three rankings (out of nine total).
If it is true that “the brilliance of the wine is in the vine,” – which means that the vines itself leaves a mark on the wine – it is also true that the terroir greatly influences the final product. At Gradis’ciutta, we produce “brilliant” wines.