Posted 1 year ago by Andrea

“Alturis”, in the local Friulan language, translates as “a plot of land overlooking the surrounding countryside”. To Marco and Massimo Zorzettig, the third generation of a family of wine growers, it proved the perfect name to give to this estate.The Alturis estate is located in the North-east of Italy, above Venice and close to the borders of Austria and Slovenia. Here, near the town of Cividale del Friuli, the microclimate is unique. The Julian Alps protect the area from cold northern winds, while gentle breezes blowing up from the Adriatic sea are mild and beneficial to the vineyards, creating ideal conditions for producing great wines.  The vineyards strech over a complex mix of flat and hilly land and the wine cellar is located in the foothills close to Cividale del Friuli, the ancient Roman Forum Julii. White wines dominate the production, comprising 70% of the total output, reflecting the history and tradition of the region of Friuli, a land particularly renowned for producing great white wines from international and local grape varieties.

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