Bigot index, the vineyard quality potential index, is a patented, scientific evaluation method of a vineyard's quality potential. We determined the Bigot index on our vineyards in the 2022 vintage to our great satisfaction confirmed the vocation of our vineyards Sauvignon r3 Luigi, Friulano r14 Vigne Alte and Pinot Grigio r6 Vigne Alte.
Starting in 2021, we began collaboration with the Perleuve group and Giovanni Bigot, an agronomist, researcher and consultant to some of the best wineries in Italy and abroad.
Perleuve is a group of expert agronomists and technicians who provide technical and management consulting for the wine sector using a scientific and multifunctional approach, with a focus on environmental sustainability and people's health.
The Collio is a hilly area in the Gorizia district extending along
the Slovenian border between the rivers Isonzo and Judrio,
It includes around 1300 hectares of highly developed hilly vineyards.
The Collio belongs to the so called "Flysch of Cormons" here the soil is made of alternate layers of marls and sandstones.
The "Ponca" ("marl" in Friulian language) is the best ground for growing vines on hills. It is altered by atmospheric agents and quickly crumbles to scaly fragments, which afterwards decalcify and turn their original leaden-grey hue in a yellowish colour until they dissolve in a clay ground.
The territory covers a sequence of slopes which develop
almost uninterruptedly along an imaginary east-west line with exstensive surfaces exposed to the sun at midday particularly
suited for a high quality wine production.
The marl makes the ground impermeable causing rainwater to run off its surface thus easily giving rise to erosion.
Because of this phenomenon vine-growers terraced the hills to plant the vines, to avoid the "consumption of the hills and the hoeing up of vineyards.
Over the years these terraces have become a distinctive
feature of our hills and, in some areas, are called "ronchi".
Furthermore, the vineyards in the hills are strongly effected by seasonal changes and by the daily temperature excursion.