“In 1989 I chose to go against the tide,
that is, to make only red wines, in a
territory of great whites.
Michele Moschioni in his barrique cellar
Few wines, without fanfare
“In 1989 I chose to go against the tide, that is, to make only red wines, in a territory of great whites. This was not to be original at all costs, it was because I had a heritage and a challenge on my hands: my Pignolo, Schioppettino, Refosco, Tazzelenghe vines. Native rootstocks that are certainly difficult, but capable of expressing the unique character of this part of Friuli, the Colli Orientali (The eastern hills). Real and Celtico are now recognized internationally as outstanding blends. To the best vintages, the really memorable ones, we can add a limited
edition of Pit Franc in magnum and my pure Merlot obtained with a lot of hard work from vines on 60 year-old native rootstocks without grafting that, it is said, are from a happy world without phylloxera. These few wines, without fanfare, with great humility, were gradually released in Italy, the United States, Britain, and Japan. Now many say that I am the “best Italian red wine maker.” I have not changed: I work the land, live in the cellar, and make my wines.