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About Winery and Wines
Fernanda Cappello, an architect, who was fascinated and charmed by a land that was so individual and tough, has taken up the challenge enthusiastically and now spends all her time on producing wine.
Her passion, competence and professionalism is constantly growing, and these - together with the crucial contribution of highly-motivated experts and colleagues who are proud of their work - are the lifeblood of her energetic management of the estate, the cellar and also the newly-established wine bar.
The Fernanda Cappello estate is situated on 135 hectares of flat land, of which 126 are given over to vines, 2 to woodland and the remaining area to crop rotation and to buildings (cellars, warehouses, workers' housing, etc). Seen from above, its natural and original position can be seen, in the "Magredi" between the Cellina and Meduna rivers: here, at the foot of the Friuli hills, at Sequals, protected from the calm and imposing Alps, on a flood plain, skeletal, made up of dolomitic limestone fragments, lie the vineyards of the Fernanda Cappello estate.
A land that gives nobility and character to its produce thanks to two natural allies: the Alpine breeze from Val Tramontina, which caresses and ventilates the vineyards, creating a micro-climate which is dry enough to produce healthy grapes, even if it rains heavily throughout the year. And the stones, which are everywhere on the ground in the vineyards, are invaluable in creating the minerality of the land.
A place where the Fernanda Cappello estate is already an integral part, a link which is carried on and enriched, harvest after harvest, from 1970.
The Fernanda Cappello estate is to the north of the D.O.C Friuli Grave area: it is a particularly favoured area because of the quality of the wines, where the flood plains and the moraine hills, between Lestans and Sequals, can be compared to the "graves" of Bordeaux.
In contrast to other flat lands, this flood plain, poor, skeletal, made of dolomitic limestone fragments, is able to produce wines of good quality thanks to the fact that the stony areas, reflect the light and heat needed for the grapes to mature from below the plants during the day, and at night continue to emit the heat accumulated during the warmer hours.
Despite the persistent rain, thanks to the extremely permeable terrain and to the fortunate ventilation of the Alpine breeze coming from Val Tramontina, healthy grapes can be harvested, which have been able to capture the minerality of the dolomitic limestone pebbles, the only elements of which the ground is composed, and which are always there 40cm under the surface, is a mix of organic substances and rough stones.
The temperature swings that are characteristic of the area, at the bottom of the valley, contribute to bring out the smells and intense aromas, which are noted elements of the area’s production.