It’s name has ancient origins: once in Friuli, very particular grapes were cultivated, known as “cividina”, which matured much later than the other grapes. With these grapes a wine known as “Civon” was produced which was very strong and tannic, not good drunk young although it was very well balanced and of good structure when aged in oak barrels. We wanted to revive this name in honour of the past, to the enological traditions of this land, its language and its people.
The differences in microclimates and soils make this territory unique and unrepeatable and they represent the source producing great wines. For this reason two particular areas were selected, where the sauvignon Petrus originates. The first one is a small vineyard, about 35 years old, located on a territory named flisch di Cormons, that is characterized by alternate layers of marlstone and sandstone of Eocene origin1.
The other vineyard is located just some kilometers far away, but on a different hill of Pleistocene2 origin, called flisch di Grivò.
Both vineyards are exposed to the sun on their north-eastern hillside and the origin of their small grapevine plants is the result of an accurate mass selection.