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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    An open, appealing nose, rich in (black) cherry fruit, sweet spice and cinnamon. As it opens, there’s a hint of toasted nuts and five spice. Quite a structured attack with more savoury, earthy flavours on the palate and gently gripping tannins. A serious pinot, built to last.

  • A blend of 70% Friulano and 30% Ribolla Gialla, this dense and rich white opens with intense aromas of yellow plums, butterscotch and baked apples. Creamy apricot notes follow on the mid palate with spice and vanilla. The texture is silky smooth and refreshing acidity balances the richness. Spicy ginger gently lingers on the finish. This will pair very well with crab and lobster.

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    This is a blend of 50-50-Schiopettino and Refosco. An explosive and complex nose – blackberries and violets opens into stony minerality, blueberry compote and white pepper spice. The tannins are solid but silky and there is a vibrant freshness, that comes from the Refosco. This is a complex, structured wine which is a true expression of the incredible terroir that they have. The 2008 we tried recently was superb and still full of life.

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