Friuli Venezia Giulia
In the 1980s, Marco purchased land in the hills behind Capriva del Friuli as well as some plots on the plains. He has known the secrets of this land since the early post-war period: his grandfather, a tenant farmer, worked these lands and with the profits paid his rent to the Diocesan curia. Since then the grapes, like the wine they produce, have become the key elements in the Perco family history. Long-lived wines, that Marco Perco began to bottle in the ’90s, and which bring together the different branches of his family with a single aim: to make wines that express this territory to the fullest.
Roncus’ vineyards are grouped in small plots: crus with a unique and specific microclimate and soil. A variety of different environments gives richness to these wines and allows an expression of individual terroir.
The marl soil gives a mineral quality and flavor to the wines while the generous, intense aromas portray an image of the land. Replanted with native flora the vineyards, some on the hills and others on the plains, are surrounded by woodland and dotted with plants such as the wild hop, butcher’s broom, chives, and chamomile.
At Roncus, Marco believes that wines are made in the vineyards, and his grapes are grown organically with only minimal mineral treatments when necessary.
Work in the wine cellar is dedicated to finishing what was started in the vineyard.