The SIRCH
Family

Craftsmen of wine and taste in the border lands of the DOC
Friuli Colli Orientali.

The SIRCH Family has been composed of winemakers for seventy years, now at their third generation of winemaking they continue making unique wines of an original quality, appreciated all over the world. The family history has developed in the territory of Friuli Colli Orientali DOC following a path of continuous growth and evolution based on passion and commitment.

Around the mid-5o’s the first production was born mainly to meet the local distribution; by then the wines showed good quality, the limited quantities produced enabled to take care of every single step of the winemaking process.

In the second half of the 80’s the consumer choices focused on white wines, especially those locally produced, following a national trend; the estate constantly and progressively expanded the cultivated hectares and the production to seize that opportunity.

The beginning of the New Millennium was characterized by a fast acceleration of the estate: marked by the development of the production equipment, enlarged vine growing, market expansion and brand awareness.

This site tells the story and the wines of a Friulian family profoundly tied to the territory tradition yet open to innovation and progress.

The Friuli
Colli Orientali DOC

The SIRCH Estate belongs to the Friuli Colli Orientali DOC. This territory embraces all the eastern hilly area of Udine’s province. The heights, between 100 and 350 above sea level, are homogeneous either for their climate condition and their geological age origin.

The Julian Alps, at the back, protect the area from the cold winds of North; while the Adriatic sea at the front, guarantees a beneficial and constant ventilation. The soil , locally called “ponca”, is composed of alternate marls (limestone clay ) and sandstone (calcified sands) dated from the Eocene Age.

This is where the main character of the wines comes from: its bold structure, its elegance, its salinity and balance, all sustained by a very long aromatic finish.

Among the Friuli Colli Orientali DOC, the grape varieties grown by SIRCH are among the most representative ones.

The most modern varieties, even though they have been present since the half of 19th century – like Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Traminer of the whites and Pinot Nero, Merlot  of the reds – include the precious autochthonous varieties: Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Schioppettino and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso.

In the ancient village of Cladrecis, in the municipality of Prepotto, we produce our most important wines. Structured, complex and age-worthy the Cladrecis Chardonnay and the Cladrecis Rosso composed of Merlot and Pignolo grapes (an ancient native grape variety of Friuli).

SIRCH, rediscovering the Friulian wines
originated from the respect of the territory.

The typical SIRCH

Fresh and varietal wines that interpret the tradition and represent the best winemaking expression of our region in a modern way.

Ribolle by SIRCH

Originated from the luxuriant hills of which it captures the floral notes, the Ribolla Gialla, moderately alcoholic, turns out a delightful sip.

Cladrecis by SIRCH

Originated from a restoration of an ancient vineyard area in a place which is a melting pot of unique natural elements. One of the highest wine expressions of our Oriental Hills.

Terlato Wines

Their origin sends back to the hills close to Carnia PreAlps. Bearing freshness and a sapid full taste to reach far lengths.

Cividale del Friuli

The vinification cellar and the offices of SIRCH are located below the generous hills of Eastern Friuli, this UNESCO heritage town. The ancient Forum Iulii, founded by Julius Caesar, gives its name to our region, fully wrapped by a stunning beautiful landscape.

Orsaria

Located in the Municipality of Premariacco, a rich place of ancient roman influence, this community dwells in a splendid ambiance: at the edge of Natisone river and the first strip of Eastern Friuli. Over those hills SIRCH owns its largest vineyards: 50 hectares of terrace gently descending towards the river bed.

Cladrecis

This tiny village, part of the Municipality of Prepotto, in the Judrio Valley, is an enchanting mountain spot offering a breathtaking view of the valleys below. It is considered a special place by SIRCH; as it is an ancient wine growing area with unparalleled natural attributes which give birth to wines with great character. The entrepreneurial challenge and its geographic position (next to Slovenia) explain the headline on the label “Terre di Confine” (Borderlands).

The vineyards, nature and man

If the whole region of Friuli Venezia Giulia is considered an area of Italy especially suited to wine making, our production territories allow us to reach exclusive quality grapes destined to truly unique wines.

Here, nature provides excellent conditions - starting from the hilly soils of marl, where the vines are exposed to different microclimate combinations, due to the encounter of the Adriatic breeze and the cool winds from the East.

The work of man is combined with the benign influence of nature in the cultivation of our 100 hectares, in different zones and different ages of vines. We chose the Guyot or “Friulian Double Inverted” as training system for all SIRCH vines, respecting the best of the traditions and at the same time implementing the most updated technical knowledge.

SIRCH SOCIETÀ AGRICOLA A RESPONSABILITÀ LIMITATA
VIA FORNALIS 277/1
33043 CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI (UD)
TEL: +39 0432 709835
P.IVA E C.F. 02823210303


D. LGS. 88/2009

Pec: sirchsrl@legalmail.it www.sirchwine.com
info@sirchwine.com

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