“Marco Perco produces deep, and mineral wines with great complexity of flavours.”
The soils in Friuli region vary from calcium rich marl and sandstone in the more hilly regions to clay, sand, and gravel in the valley. The region is comprised between the Alps, being the border with Austria, and the Adriatic Sea at the south. The northern half is very mountainous, so most of the vineyards are located in the southern half of the region, like Collio Goriziano, Colli Orientali del Friuli, Isonzo and Carso.
A Passionate Lineage
Roncus, established in the 80s, is one of the best-kept secrets in Friuli’s wine scene. Marco Perco, third generation of winemaker, likes to describe his viticulture as “ruspante” (rustic, free-range): sparse use of copper and sulfur are the only treatments used in the vineyard, and among the disarmingly simple winemaking techniques Marco uses are spontaneous fermentation, short maceration on the skins and long ageing on the lees. The wines are aged in steel and big Slavonian oak casks in different percentages according to the characteristics of the vintage.