The Collio region, a strip of hills bordering Slovenia, is reputed to have one of Europe's most privileged micro-climates for white wines while the red wines are also noted for their appeal. Collio wines are rather more intense than those from Friuli and have impressive richness and length. Founded by Eugenio Collavini in 1896, this family owned house is now run by Manlio Collavini together with his three sons. Located in Udine, they were among the first to vinify Ribolla Gialla - an ancient local variety - and to implement new winemaking technologies. Collavini prides itself on its clean, modern style wines, while still retaining the traditions and grape varieties native to this area. Collavini's "Broy" is a multiple Tre Bicchieri winner and is recognised as one of Italy's top white wines. As keen dog lovers, the Collavini’s very first pet Dachshund “Ribolla” is portrayed on the label.
The grapes are grown in the San Floriano del Collio, Gorizia, Cormòns and Mossa territories in the quality viticulture appellation of DOC Collio. The soils in the vineyards are predominantly made up of marl and sandstone. The vines are trained to the Cordon Spur and Guyot methods and are planted to a density of 4,500 to 5,000 per hectare.
The grapes, which were harvested at full ripeness, were pressed immediately in order to retain freshness. Fermentation was carried out in steel vats for approximately two weeks at controlled temperatures of 14 to 16°C. The wine was gently fined and then matured on its fine lees until the following spring adding texture and complexity.