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Blog: Sirch | Friuli

Sirch is a Friulian family of determined and visionary people who have been cultivating the land for generations without losing sight of the future. A family of farmers who have always dedicated themselves to winegrowing on the heights above the Judrio and in the plains crossed by the Natisone. A small local production that has grown from vintage to vintage and is now synonymous with excellence on an international level. This growth has not altered the attention to detail, the care of each vineyard and the artisanal approach at every stage of production.

A crossroads of waters, lands and peoples, the Sirch vineyards concentrate an immense wealth of different histories and geographies in a single area. To the east, the Judrio River marks the Italian-Slovenian border, while to the west, the Natisone River demarcates the famous DOC Friuli Colli Orientali area.

Theodatus, King of the Goths (534 AD), already testified to the strong wine production in the area around Cividale, and grapes and vines are frequently depicted in Lombard art. Surrounded by these two watercourses - between the municipalities of Cividale del Friuli, Prepotto and Premariacco - Sirch brings together under its colorful labels a long history of geographical and cultural borders, but also of encounters and unions that have enriched these territories.

Native and international grape varieties alternate, experience combines with research to create the fragrant and mature character that characterizes Sirch wines. Elegant white wines, the pride of Friuli, stand side by side with structured and complex red wines. The common denominator is the area with its high quality standards, which are now also in demand and recognized abroad.

The marl and sandstone hills lie between 100 and 350 meters above sea level and form the so-called 'ponca' in the local language, Friulian. The Julian Alps in the north protect this area from cold air currents, while the Adriatic Sea provides constant light and ventilation. As early as the end of the 19th century, this area was defined as follows: 'From a geological point of view, the moraine group north of Udine, which extends towards S. Pietro al Natisone and Cividale, is interesting; the terrain dates back to the Eocene. S. Pietro and Cividale are known for their red and table wines. From harvest to vinification, the terroir, location, grape variety and age of the vineyard are taken into account. In this way, the characteristics of the products are preserved and their combination and refinement are decided to satisfy the tastes of our customers.'

On the slopes of the Friuli Colli Orientali DOC region, Sirch wines are made from international and local grape varieties: Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon and Merlot are the first. Friulano, Ribolla Gialla and Schioppettino are the latter. In the old village of Cladrecis, on the other hand, the most structured, complex and long-lived wines are produced: Cladrecis Chardonnay and Cladrecis Rosso. What all Sirch wines have in common is their decisive and refined structure, the spiciness combined with harmony and the long aromatic persistence on the finish. - Gerardo [TS11/23]

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Founding Year1850
OwnerPierpaolo & Luca
OenologistPierpaolo & Luca
Annual Production (Btls)70.000
Vineyard Area (Hectare)10
Additional PurchaseNo
CultivationConventional And Natural Cultivation
Family-run / Small WineryYes