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OUR PRODUCERS: Le Due Terre

Le Due Terre’s history as an estate goes back to 1984, but their reputation and quality are that of a generations old estate. It was founded by the husband and wife team of Silvana Forte and Flavio Basilicata in the village of Prepotto, on the eastern hills of Friuli, only about 10 kilometers from the Slovenian boarder.

The name “Le Due Terre” pays tribute to the two soils in the region: clay and marl. Locally this mix is called “ponca.” The earth around the vines is studded with mudstones that progressively crumble into finer flakes every vintage. The soils, and the village of Prepotto in general are known for these clay based soils that favor red grapes, typically Schioppettino and Merlot is the most celebrated grapes under plant around this part of Friuli.

The winery has always been conscious of the environment, and makes wine in a natural style. In the vineyards chemical treatments are avoided, with an over-riding goal of preserving the environment as well as producing healthy grapes.

Vinification is done in a traditional manner, with a low-technology approach. Natural yeasts induce spontaneous fermentation, and the wine rests for 22 months in French oak without racking to age as gently as possible.

AT A GLANCE

WHO:
Le Due Terre

WHERE:
Prepotto (Ud)

WHAT:
Merlot, Pinot Nero, Refosco, Ribolla Gialla, Schioppettino, Tocai

HOW:
In respect of Nature

QUANTITY:
17,000 bottles

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