Ronco del Gnemiz
Friuli Colli Orientali, Italy
Ronco del Gnemiz is owned and managed by Serena Palazzolo, her sons, and her husband, winemaker Christian Patat. The Palazzolo family bought the Rocco del Gnemiz estate in the 1960’s, but it was Serena whose pioneering organic approach made it reach the heights of quality it is known for today.
The estate is made up of ten hectares that sit atop the hill of Rosazzo in the Colli Orientali region of Friuli. The vineyards are on the slopes of the hilly Colli Orientali, which gives them an exceptional exposure to light and the sun’s rays, while also protecting them from harsh winters near the Alps.
The philosophy at Gnemiz embodies a minimalist approach, using only organic methods, never any chemicals, and a less-is-more approach in the cellar, yielding grapes where structure, nuance, and elegance reign supreme.