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In 1850, in Zengla, in the hills of Collio, the farm Sturm was born. For more than two centuries the passion for the art of wine has been handed down from generation to generation, from father to son, until our time, when we meet Oscar Sturm and his sons.

Oscar Sturm is an Italian winery located in Friuli Venezia Giulia, more precisely in the Collio region. The winery is known for its excellent wines, made from traditional grape varieties that have been grown in the region for centuries.

The history of the winery dates back to 1895, when the Sturm family from Andritz, Austria, moved to Italy to grow grapes. However, the winery was not founded until the 1960s by Oscar Sturm, who made it one of the most prestigious wineries in the region. Today, his sons Denis and Patrick run the winery and continue their father's tradition.

The winery is located in one of the best sites of the Collio area, known for its calcareous soils. The soils in this region are very important for viticulture, as they help the grapes develop unique aromas and flavors. Oscar Sturm has planted his vineyards on these soils and uses sustainable farming methods to protect the soil and improve the quality of the grapes. In terms of soil conditions, the areas are composed of sandy marl of Eocene origin, these soils are particularly suitable for growing grapes.

The winery specializes in the production of white wines and mainly grows the grape varieties Friulano, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. These grape varieties are typical of the region and are often associated with the Collio area. Sturm wines are characterized by harmonious aging in stainless steel tanks as well as French oak barrels, which are used in a well-proportioned manner.

Friulano is one of the most famous grape varieties of the region and is often referred to as the flagship of the Collio. It is a fresh and aromatic white wine that is best drunk young. Chardonnay is also an important grape variety and is made into an elegant and balanced wine in Oscar Sturm's winery.

Sauvignon Blanc is another important grape variety grown at the winery. It is known for its fruity aromas and intense flavor. Pinot Grigio is another well-known grape variety grown in this region. It is a fresh and fruity wine that is best drunk young.

The winery of Oscar Sturm is an example of the excellent wine production that is possible in the Collio. The Sturm family is committed to traditional wine production and focuses on sustainability and quality. The wines of the winery are known worldwide and are appreciated by wine connoisseurs and lovers alike. - Gerardo [TS03/23]

"We are of good cheer that this winery will soon grab our three-glass race once again, especially since the youngest son Patrick has almost perfected his oenological skills in a very short time and today displays great confidence. Working side by side with him is brother Denis, with a diploma from Milan's Bocconi University of Economics in his pocket, who does all the necessary work, whether in the vineyard or in the office. Oscar has deliberately kept a low profile and left the field to his sons, especially when it comes to technical decisions. As an old-line winemaker, it had been difficult for him to witness the drastic pruning of his vines. Coming from the Austrian village of Andritz, the family had settled in the area in 1800 and made Slovenian their mother tongue." - Gambero Rosso


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Profile
NameSturm
CategoryFriuli
Founding Year1850
OwnerDenis & Patrick Sturm
OenologistPatrick Sturm
Annual Production (Btls)70.000
Vineyard Area (Hectare)10
Additional PurchaseNo
CultivationConventional And Organic
Family-run / Small WineryYes

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