From the historical region of Aquileia up to the gentle Colli Orientali
stretches a land famous for its vineyards. The land is clay soil on gravel
strata, which exalts the quality of its products. The wines from this region
enjoy the acknowledgement of DOC Certification, together with Aquileia and
Colli Orientali del Friuli. The Tenuta Beltrame is two kilometers from Palmanova,
going towards Aquileia. It is a 100 acre farm, 60 of which are vineyards.
The vines are trained on vertical trellis with bilateral Guyot systems,
with the best sun exposure. Short pruning, controlling the buds, and cultural
techniques, give low yields that focus on quality instead of quantity. In
this well-known and celebrated region, the Tenuta Beltrame operates a winery
with the careful assistance of its expert oenologist. Among the ancient
cellar walls, which have remained essentially unchanged, like much of the
rest of the estate, the contrast between past and present is immediately
evident. On one side, the stainless-steel wine vats represent the modern
oenological systems for conserving the wines at controlled temperature;
on the other, respect for the winemaking tradition has been perpetuated
in a room to age the wines in barriques casks. In this welcoming environment,
advanced technology alternates with classic oak barrels and, together with
the vaulted brick roof, evoke the atmosphere of the typical cellars of old.
The production of Pinot Grigio is around 3,000 cases per year.