Giordano was an “old-style man” and, even if he was much older , was good friends with my father
When I used to listen to their discussions I was a teenager and got convinced that, at the end, doing things in the right way is not so difficult.
His vines were planted on a slope, in a lower position with respect to our Picol vineyard. A part of this slope was characterized by an outcrop of ochre “ponca” that they use to call “cret”.
There, with South exposition, were planted three lines of Rebula: breathtaking.
For sure one of the examples which formed my identity as a wine producer.
Barbana, Biljana, Kozana: three small villages situated in the more famous area known as Brda (Slovenian Collio).
A particularly vocated area.
Ponca (schisty marl/stony clay soils) and Rebula (Ribolla Gialla) have lived here together since centuries.
The road to follow for reaching this area rises at times mild, at times hard. The sound of the surrounding silence is nearly deafening.
In the highest part of the hills, where there is more “ponca” and where vines descend towards South, is born the myth of Rebula.