“The Largest Single Vineyard in Northeastern Italy”

POINTS OF INTEREST

• Similar to vineyards in Tuscany, Bordeaux, and Napa Valley, the Tenuta Ca’Bolani Estate is part of a rare “alpha climate”.
• Until the 1950s, a quaint community centered around an ancient fountain surrounded the vineyard, where many inhabitants led a self-sufficient lifestyle; the fountain has survived and still remains at the heart of the estate.
• Nine hundred ninety-nine cypress trees frame the estate.

ESTATE

Name: The Tenuta Ca’Bolani Estate is named after the noble Bolani Family, and is conveniently located on Bolani Road.
Location: The estate is situated within the northeastern district of Aquileia in Cervignano del Friuli, which lies between the Alps and Adriatic Sea. The estate is approximately two hours from Venice. The property has roughly 2,500 acres, 1,500 of which are dedicated to vineyards.
Elevation: sea level
Soil: clay vein and alluvial gravel with good drainage
Climate: similar climate to that of Bordeaux, France and Napa Valley, CA; 39°F – 41°F in winter and 86°F – 89°F in summer
Training System: Spurred Cordon, Guyot, and Double Tuscan Capovolto
Vine Density: approximately 3,600 – 5,500 vines per hectare
Varietals: Glera, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, Tocai Friulano, Traminer Aromatico, Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Müller Thurgau, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso

HISTORICAL NOTES

Tenuta Ca’Bolani is located in Friuli at the heart of the Aquileia DOC appellation. The property includes the Molin di Ponte and Ca’Vescovo estates, whose roots date back to the 16th century. The noble Bolani family originally owned the property. Their most influential family member, Domenico Bolani, was the prosecutor for the Venetian Republic in Friuli. In 1970, the Zonin family acquired Tenuta Ca’Bolani, bringing it to the forefront of winemaking in the region. With 1,500 acres of vineyards, it is the Zonin family’s largest property and the largest single vineyard in Friuli.

winemaker
Marco Rabino