COMPANY PROFILE Francesca Bortolotto leads Colmello di Grotta with intention of taking the company to the top of Friuli production, with the knowledge however, that to reach this objective she must continuously commit to seeking new ways of improving all the various aspects of her products.
A very simple philosophy is applied to production, from the vines through to the bottled wine, to scrupulously look after and harmonize the production details so as to offer a finished product of increasingly improved quality.
The Estate spreads over an area of 21 hectares, 15 used for the vines; they all face directly south and are at a height of between 40 and 80 meters above the sea level. The grapevines are equally divided between the two DOP Collio and Isonzo appelations, which, though they lie close by are made up of completely different soil types. This dual personality is perhaps the main feature of the company, as they manage to produce two completely different types of wine which perfectly complement each other. The fascinating, feminine Isonzo wines and the powerful and masculine ones from Collio. The calcareous-gravely soil of Isonzo produces wines which have elegant structures, combined with concentrated intense bouquets. The marl-sandstone soil of Collio exalts the complexity of the bouquet and the structures that bursts forth on the palate.
The production is now completely Organic certificated.
With the intention to preserve the freshness and minerality of our wines, the production has almost completely left the traditional wooden tasks introducing clay amphoras with different grades of ceramic isolation.
The production is now directed by the young and talented winemaker Daniele Michelet.
WINE REGIONS Friuli-Venezia Giulia
WINES Friulano Isonzo del Friuli Dop
Merlot Isonzo del Friuli Dop
Pinot Grigio Collio Dop
Ribolla Gialla Collio Dop
Souvignon Collio Dop