who grows the grapes? who makes the wines?
Fulvio’s wife Jelena plays a large role in the vines and in the upkeep of the family’s winemaking traditions. The elder Bressan, Fulvio’s father Nereo had a long career, in addition to his work at the winery, as a butcher and is reputed to be one of the masters of Prosciutto.
what wines do they make?
No. 3 is a blend of Pinot Nero, Schioppettino, and (surprisingly) Cabernet Sauvignon. This last is an hommage to the time Fulvio spent in Margaux as an apprentice, but the resulting blend of these grapes is unlike anything we’ve tried elsewhere. There is a tannic structure reminiscent of some Cabernet, the delicacy of Pinot Nero, and the Syrah-like spice of Schiopettino. It is unusual, delicious, and provocative in it’s breadth of flavors.
when did the winery start?
“the unexpected end of Napoleon and his fictitious empire brought Farra d’Isonzo and the rest of Friuli back under Austrian rule, a dominion which was confirmed in 1815 at the Congress of Vienna. This situation remained substantially unchanged, for Farra, up to the beginning of the First World War”.
where is the winery?
why is it a Candid Wine? why might you want a taste?
The wines are imported nationally by VinUS and they deserve a lot of credit for developing the relationship they have with the Bressan family. If you’d like to see what happens when an outlier with generations of experience pours his heart and soul into growing and making wine the way he believes it should be made, these might be for you.
how is it made?