Collio wines in Rome

by Livia Belardelli 04/17/18
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The Consorzio di Tutela Vini Collio producers’ association organized a tasting in Rome to better understand the Collio appellation and the particular characteristics of the wines, also in regard to other varietals.

The People, the Wine, the Land was the name of a tasting organized by the Consorzio di Tutela Vini Collio in collaboration with the Rome delegation of the Italian Sommeliers’ Association (AIS). The tasting was an itinerary through the appellation of Collio, its characteristics and the propensity the wines have to age and stand the test of time with naturalness and ease. Situated in northeast Italy, Collo is the northernmost appellation to have a Mediterranean climate. It sits between the Judrio River to the west and the Isonzo to the east, 1,500 hectares of vineyards in a landscape made up of rolling hills, small villages and nature reserves.

Collio is distinguished by its mild climate, created by warm Adriatic winds coming from the south and protected from the north by the mountains. But it is above all the soil that gives the wines their trademark, a leitmotif called salinity. It is a salinity created a long time ago by the flysch, a marine geological stratification, and Eocene deposits - of 70 to 38 million years ago – that still exists today in miniscule marine fossils that mold the character of these elegant and fresh wines.

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