Vigna Traverso became part of the Ornella Molon Traverso family in 1998. This new company, always driven by a philosophy that has quality as its main cardinal point, immediately met with excellent results and great appreciation from the Italian and international public and critics alike. The restructuring of the vineyards, the introduction of new plants with high density per hectare, and the use of extremely modern equipment have permitted the company to enter the market with excellent quality wines.
Vigna Traverso is in Prepotto, near to Udine. Its natural seat is the Eastern Friuli hills, an important area for its ideal microclimate for the production of red and white wines. The care of the vines and scrupulous daily work continues until the grapes are harvested by hand and then taken to the cellar.
45 hectares of land, 16 dedicated to vines, are situated halfway up the hills, with the ideal soil, microclimate, and altitude to produce great wines with very refined bouquet and structure.
The white grape varieties are Pinot Grigio, Tocai, Sauvignon, Ribolla Gialla and Piccolit, while the red grape varieties are Cabernet Franc, Refosco, Merlot and Schioppettino.
The new vines have been planted with the guyot cultivation method, proposing local varieties, and reducing the number of grapes per vine with the aim of improving the quality of the wine even further.
We have a beautiful view of the hills with the terraced rows of vines, surrounded by the woods with the cellar in the center.
Schioppettino is a red Italian wine grape grown primarily in the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region of northeast Italy. The grape is thought to have originated between the comune of Prepotto and the Slovenian border, where Schiopettino wine was used in marriage ceremonies as early as 1282. Following the late-nineteenth-century phylloxera epidemic, vineyard owners chose not to replant the variety in favor of French wine grapes such as Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon blanc, and Merlot. Some isolated plantings persisted until 1978 when a European Union decree encouraged its planting in the province of Udine.
Friuli-Venezia Giulia is one of Italy's 20 regions and one of five autonomous regions with special legislation. Trieste, on the Adriatic Sea's Gulf of Trieste, is the regional capital.Friûl Vignesie Julie in Friulian, Furlanija Julijska krajina in Slovene, and Friaul Julisch Venetien in German are the names of the region's three languages. Despite its name, the city of Venice (Venezia in Italian) is not located in this region.