Friuli, a compendium of the universe

Friuli Venezia Giulia, one of the smallest regions of Italy, is located on the north-eastern edge of the country and is the hub of the Mitteleuropean tradition; a land that blends the diverse cultures of the people that have inhabited it for centuries.

Just like a chest filled with gems, Friuli Venezia Giulia has a unique range of varied landscapes. Caressed by the refreshing eastern winds and by the temperate sea breezes, the region presents a collection of natural features, starting with the Alps, then down to the highlands, the hills, lakes, rivers, plains and lagoons, and finishing with the Adriatic Sea.

This mix of elements also characterize the soil, where the forming processes have generated composite and polymorphic profiles.

These environmental features together with a unique microclimate, characterized by significant temperature swings, allow for an excellent, slow ripening of the grapes, and create the ideal conditions for the vines to give gracefully contoured, elegant wines.

On the right banks of the river Torre...

The Scarbolo vineyards surround Lauzacco, a little village nestled in the plain alongside the eastern hills of Friuli, on the right banks of River Torre.

The vines have their roots in stratified soils, composed by medium textured clay and gravel present at different depths.

These soils were generated by ancient erosion processes and the melting of glaciers - the latest dating back to 15,000 years ago - that transported a mix of fine alluvial deposits and sandy gravel down to the plains.

Our 30 hectares of vineyards are managed reserving the highest priority to the plants and their well-being, in order to obtain grapes that are balanced and have character.

We use the Guyot cane training system with a high vine density, keep the yields per plant low, plant cover crops between the rows, follow low environmental impact procedures, protect the biodiversity, and perform precision pruning to enhance the longevity of the vine.

As we witness climate change that is slowly modifying the normal cycles of the vine, we at Scarbolo are committed to pursue vineyard management procedures that maintain the high quality of the grapes regardless of the increased mean temperatures.

Logic viticulture

“Logic viticulture”, a philosophy Valter Scarbolo has always followed in his vineyard management. Balance is the key element for the wellbeing of any living thing, including the vines, and any extreme situation undermines their health. This idea lies at the core of “logic viticulture” which translates into choosing vineyard managing procedures that diminish intervening in the life of the vine. However, as the weather is not always the friendliest of allies, protecting the grapes, especially in the crucial moments of their development, is a logical choice.
It is logical to respect the environment;
it is logical to be aware of our responsibilities today and the legacy we leave behind tomorrow;
it is logical to preserve the quality of the grapes and make wine that expresses the territory it comes from.

Sustainability

At Scarbolo we follow the “SQNPI” integrated farming protocol, which is founded on respecting the principles of environmental sustainability integrating them into the high quality of the grapes. Being awarded the certificate is the result of our commitment to orient vineyard management toward practices that are environmentally respectful, responsible, and committed, by reducing chemicals and synthetic fertilizers, and always keeping in mind that good wine is made from good, healthy grapes.

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  • Variety: Friulano
    Hectares: 0,8
    Altitude: 53
    Sun exposure: north-west; south-east
    Soil: clay loam
    Vine density: 5790
    Year of planting: 2003

  • Variety: Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco
    Hectares: 1,8
    Altitude: 53
    Sun exposure: north-west; south-east
    Soil: clay loam
    Vine density: 5333
    Year of planting: 1993

  • Variety: Merlot
    Hectares: 0,3
    Altitude: 53
    Sun exposure: north-west; south-east
    Soil: clay loam
    Vine density: 3333
    Year of planting: 1957

  • Variety: Merlot
    Hectares: 0,5
    Altitude: 53
    Sun exposure: north-west; south-east
    Soil: clay loam
    Vine density: 3333
    Year of planting: 1957

  • Variety: Sauvignon
    Hectares: 2,2
    Altitude: 56
    Sun exposure: west-east
    Soil: clay loam
    Vine density: 5796
    Year of planting: 2004

  • Variety: Pinot Grigio
    Hectares: 2,9
    Altitude: 51
    Sun exposure: north-west; south-east
    Soil: clay loam
    Vine density: 5553
    Year of planting: 1990

  • Variety: Pinot Grigio
    Hectares: 3,3
    Altitude: 53
    Sun exposure: north; south
    Soil: clay loam
    Vine density: 5797
    Year of planting: 2004

  • Variety: Merlot
    Hectares: 2,2
    Altitude: 50
    Sun exposure: north-west; south-east
    Soil: clay loam
    Vine density: 5555
    Year of planting: 2001

  • Variety: Pinot Grigio
    Hectares: 3,3
    Altitude: 42
    Sun exposure: north-west; south-east
    Soil: clay loam
    Vine density: 5552
    Year of planting: 2002

  • Variety: Refosco
    Hectares: 3,4
    Altitude: 62
    Sun exposure: north-west; south-east
    Soil: loam
    Vine density: 4357
    Year of planting: 2001

  • Variety: Pinot Grigio
    Hectares: 2,6
    Altitude: 62
    Sun exposure: north-west; south-east
    Soil: loam
    Vine density: 5000
    Year of planting: 2004

  • Variety: Refosco
    Hectares: 0,8
    Altitude: 51
    Sun exposure: west; east
    Soil: clay loam
    Vine density: 5796
    Year of planting: 2006

  • Variety: Glera
    Hectares: 4,5
    Altitude: 62
    Sun exposure: north-west; south-east
    Soil: loam
    Vine density: 2500
    Year of planting: 2011


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