Le Due Terre

Flavio and Silvana started making wine at Le Due Terre in 1984 but their reputation is one of a much older estate. Based in Prepotto on the eastern slopes of the Friuli hills -you can see the Slovenian border from their property- they have four hectares of vineyards that surround the estate and farm another hectare in Cividale. They make incredibly elegant wines with great fruit purity that clearly demonstrate the potential of this extreme part of the Colli Orientale. Le Due Terre means ‘two types of soil’, the first of which is ponca, a rich, mineral marl soil best suited to the Sacrisassi Rosso varietals – Refosco and Schiopettino (50/50). The other is a more clay-based soil, better suited to Pinot Noir, which slows down the ripening cycle and brings out deeper aromatic concentration. Their natural winemaking style (biodynamic) and minimalist intervention allows the ‘Due Terre’ to be expressed in the resulting wines. Vinification is simple, with spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel for the Pinot Noir and in concrete for the other reds, and 10-12 days skin maceration with submerged cap. They then spend 20-22 months in (mostly old) oak barrels.


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