Reply from Il Roncal
Thank you for the nice words, we are happy you enjoyed our winery and our wines.
Il Roncal Team
Ho solo commenti positivi da fare: la cantina sita sul collio è tenuta benissimo, il posto è molto bello, per non parlare dello staff, l’accoglienza che ci hanno riservato e il servizio offertoci durante tutta la permanenza è stata veramente piacevole. Il vino e ogni portata accompagnata ad ogni tipologia di vino diverso erano eccellenti.
Nel complesso, lo consiglio vivamente a chi voglia passare una giornata in relax e assaporare i sapori del Friuli.
Reply from Il Roncal
La ringraziamo per la Sua positiva recensione. Siamo oltremodo felici di leggere che abbia apprezzato la degustazione all'insegna dei sapori friulani e ci auguriamo di poterLa presto riaccogliere in cantina!
Migliori saluti da Cividale,
Il Roncal Team
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About Winery and Wines
IL RONCAL is a small estate of 20 hectares, terraced on the Montebello Hill, in the heart of the Colli Orientali del Friuli, only 3 km away from the historical center of Cividale del Friuli (UNESCO site). Here Martina Moreale carries on the project of her husband Roberto, founder of the winery. Day after day, the diligent care of this land offers its best fruits, harvested to create high-quality wines. Simply the excellence. The estate of IL RONCAL is surrounded by an impressing landscape and by numerous vineyards, grown in a homogenous soil composition and with ideal climatic conditions. It is possible to find different varieties of wine, each presenting its own peculiarities and unique characteristics. Each distinctive feature results from the dedicated passion of our wine growers and from their technical expertise, which throughout the years has lead to perfection. In Friulian (local language), the name “Roncal” means terraced estate on a hill; as a matter of fact, the “ronchi” are the hillsides dominating this striking landscape. The slopes of our vineyards, surrounding the Montebello Hill, are favored by an excellent sun exposure. Additionally, the marl-sandstone soil is ideal for the grape cultivation. IL RONCAL harvest is intentionally postponed in order for the grapes to reach their full ripeness. The wine production continues then within the cellar, where traditional wine methods are followed. Tradition and modernity continue to coexist; for this reason, the sweet-smelling oak barrels, where the wines mature and the fragrances become full-blown, stand near the shiny cold steel basins stands.
The Colli Orientali del Friuli is a plot of land, which thanks to its homogeneous soil composition of marl and sand, the exposure of the vineyards to the sun and a favorable microclimate, allows the cultivation of a wide variety of vines, among which the native ones prevail. A harmony of multiple tones and accents especially in autumn creates a pleasant palette of colors on the terraced hills. The vineyards that surround the Montebello Hill offer year after year strongly fragranced, fresh white wines and full-bodied, velvety red wines of a wide bouquet thanks to the exceptional range of temperature, typical of the area, which allows an excellent concentration of aromas in the grapes. Every single vine benefits from the manual care and use of innovative techniques aimed at the complete elimination of herbicides and the minimization of pesticides for an even greater respect of the environment. In the last two decades several olive trees of five different cultivars have been planted in order to complete the landscape: their fruits are used to produce IL RONCAL Extra Virgin Olive Oil.