CASTELVECCHIO 

Producers            

 

Region

Appellation

 

Grape Variety

 

Harvest

Age of Vines

Soil

Surface Area

Climate

 

 

 

Total Production

 

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Historical evidence confirms that as early as 1578,  vineyards and olive trees thrived on the Carso hills where the Villa Veneta estate was built; construction started in 1700. The estate is now called Azienda Agricola Castelvecchio and is owned by the Terraneo family. The Castelvecchio estate extends over a plateau 145 meters above sea level.  It is the first Carso rise from the Isonzo di Sagrado and opens up to the Alps to the North and the Adriatic Sea to the South.

 

The Terraneo family has been dedicated to carrying out an agricultural, agritourism, historical and cultural development project since 1986. Farming traditions has prompted them to cultivate the soil in accordance with the practices of their ancestors: respect of the groundwater, of emissions and of the natural fertilizers that are given to the land.  Sustainability is the heritage that they want to pass to future generations.

 

They intensify the fertility of the soil through a series of natural and bio-dynamic agronomic practices including helping the roots of the vines go deeper into the limestone rocks to collect the minerals and organic elements that characterize the wines of the Carso.

Isabella Terraneo         

 

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Carso

 

Malvasia, Vitovska, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon,

Refosco, Terrano 

By Hand

5-25yrs

Rocky Karst soil with a small substrate of red earth

35 ha

Arid and rocky soil with a reduced stratum of

red sand, rich in iron and limestone. Constant

ventilation and influence from the sea.

130,000 bottles

 

Organic  & Biodynamic 

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Castelvecchio - Carso Malvasia

100% Malvasia

Age of Vines​

Appellation

Village

Soil

Harvest

Exposure

Yeast

Production

Vinification & Aging

 

 

5-25 years

Carso

Sagrado

Carsic

by Hand

East/West

Indigenous

20,000 bottles

Slight grape pressing, alcoholic fermentation in steel with indigenous yeasts and maturation sur lie in steel tanks.       

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Castelvecchio - Carso Pinot Grigio

100% Pinot Grigio

Age of Vines​

Appellation

Village

Soil

Harvest

Exposure

Yeast

Yields

Vinification & Aging

 

5-25 years

Carso

Sagrado

Carsic

by Hand

North/South

Indigenous yeast

3,000 bottles

       

Slight grape pressing, alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts and maturation sur lie in steel tanks.

 

 

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Castelvecchio - Carso Vitovska

100% Vitovska

Age of Vines​

Appellation

Village

Soil

Harvest

Exposure

Yeast

Yields

Vinification & Aging

 

10 years

Carso

Sagrado

Carsic

by Hand

East/West

Indigenous Yeast

10,000 bottles

       

 Slight grape pressing, alcoholic fermentation with indigenous yeasts and maturation sur lie in steel tanks.

 

 

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Castelvecchio - Corso Terrano

100% Terrano

Age of Vines​

Appellation

Village

Soil

Harvest

Exposure

Yeast

Yields

Vinification & Aging

 

5-25 years

Carso

Sagrado

Carsic

by Hand

North/East

Indigenous Yeast

5,000 bottles

       

After 9 months in stainless steal containers (without malolactic fermentation), the wine remains 3 months in bottles before release.