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dei Pini is located in Prepotto, one of the most beautiful places in
“Colli Orientali of Fruili” area. Vito Novello bought the property from
the lords of Prepotto, and the counts Rieppi in 1968, and ran the farm
until handing it over to his sons in 1977. Today, both sons, Giuseppe
Claudio, are deeply involved in the production and marketing of the
– from picking the grapes to hands-on winemaking, bottling, advertising
and the final sales to the European and American markets.
The vineyard, on the Prepotto hills, is in an excellent location, high up, with plenty of southern exposure. It consists of about 17 acres planted with 24,000 vines, ranging in age from 5 to 20 years old. Ronco Dei Pini has a subsidiary company on the “Collio” (located in Zegla) with 15 acres and about 16,000 vines.
Tasting Notes: Elegant, full and firm in body, with minerally and citrusy flavors.