The territory where the quality SIRCH is born
The crucial importance of the territory for the quality of SIRCH wines, lays in the combination of its special geographic location and the passage of millions of years, which shaped both the soil and the microclimate of the environment.
The passage of Ages
70 million years ago, the whole Friuli Venezia Giulia had a quite different physical formation from the present shape. The current plains and hills of the Eastern Hills were a huge sea gulf which then become the Adriatic Sea. A slow but considerably long general uplifting caused these lands to arise forcing the sea to retreat.
The sea’s retreat, combined to the draining action of the rivers (especially the Tagliamento and Isonzo rivers) filled the primeval gulf with sediments, thus bringing into life the so called “ponca” -i.e. a Friulian word for the mixture of marls (limestone clay) and sandstone (calcified sands).
The matchless microclimate
The climate in this place, Mediterranean and occasionally continental, is characterized by a constant ventilation with relevant thermal amplitude which favorably impact on the varietal aromas of the various grapes. In the last centuries, the hills outline has been modified by the hand of winemakers who shaped the landscape with alternate terraces with vines and large areas left to the woods.
With the Alps at its back and the sea in front, the local climate proved to be an excellent source to confer the local wines unique and matchless character.