Venica & Venica, Collio Friulano 2017Regular price $30.00 Save $-30.00
Daniele Venica purchased the plot Ronco del Ceró where he first planted Sauvignon in 1930. Three generations later, great grandson Giampaolo has taken over the estate, a true testimony to the tradition of keeping winemaking in the family. Venica now has 40 hectares all within the DOC—Denomination of Controlled Origin—of Collio. Sons Gianni (agronomist), Giorgio (cellar master), and grandson Giampaolo oversee operations supplemented by help from several family members. They believe their traditions must be enhanced through continuous research and innovation, but a relationship with nature is of utmost importance.
Venica is known for their textural and highly aromatic whites that see little or no wood. Friulano is the name of the variety in this bottling, underlying the strong connection to the area of Friuli. It was formerly called “Tocai,” but too often became confused with the Tokaji grape of Hungary, and so in 2008 the European Community (Hungary and Italy) came to an agreement to ban the use of “Tocai” in Italy.