The wines of Friuli hold a special place in our hearts and our portfolio. We’re lucky to work with several excellent producers (Venica & Venica, Ronco del Gnemiz, and Borgo del Tiglio) that have become benchmarks for the region. With such a focus on Friuli, it should come as no surprise that we jumped on the opportunity to work with a Marko Fon. After all, he is just over the Italian border, an hour drive from our three Friulian producers.
Marko organically farms four hectares on the Slovenian Carso, a plateau of limestone, full of remote old parcels (some approaching their hundredth birthday) of Malvazija (Malvasia Istriana) and Vitovska. His vinification style does not incorporate any overt elements of skin contact or maceration and everything is aged in a combination of old barrels and stainless steel. The results tend toward the textural, floral, and saline side of things - everything we’ve come to love from white wines made in that part of the world.