Ronco Margherita soils
Soils because Ronco Margherita Winery has its production in three different areas of Friuli Venezia Giulia: Pinzano al Tagliamento, where is also located our headquarter, in the heart of Magredi in Dandolo area, and in Colli Orientali del Friuli area, near Manzano.
This is one of the most important assets of our winery: our wines are a fusion of characteristics and typicality of three areas so different and so important for the Friulian winemaking tradition.
The soil in viticulture is very important as supply of water and mineral salts, which influence a lot both grapes and wine; vine is a plant that adapts itself to any type of soil but the same vine will not give same grapes if grown in soils with a different composition and characteristics.
The vine, unlike common belief, does not require fertile land but instead likes more arid ground.
Ronco Margherita headquarter is located in the ancient estate of Pinzano al Tagliamento, in the foothills in the province of Pordenone.
Our winery is located at the beginning of one of these headlands: Col Colat.
The vineyards are divided into small plots of land and they interchange flat areas with soft slopes in the area between the hill and the Tagliamento, the main river located less than one kilometer from winery.
Other watercourses flowing in Pinzano are Arzino stream, Gerchia stream, rio Rugo (roggia di Valeriano), Pontaiba stream and Cosa stream.
Altitude of our municipality varies from a maximum of 454m a.s.l. to a minimum of 119m a.s.l. , the soil is mainly composed of clays and conglomerates, thanks to the proximity of Tagliamento river, which provide the wine a very high overall quality.
In Dandolo, in the municipality of Maniago, the vineyards are located about 200m a.s.l. and the landscape is surround by the mountains of Natural Park of Friulian Dolomites.
In this area after the Second World War, the Istrian expats obtained by Administration of Tre Venezie 10 hectares for each family, a house and some animals.
Here we are up of the “V” formed by the Cellina and Meduna steams, where their waters sink in an aquifer. It is a specific event that creates a unique lunar landscape called Magredi, which means ’poor lands’.
This alluvial soil made of limestone and dolomitic rocks, is suitable for white and aromatic wines and can produce good quality thanks to the stony ground that during the day reflects the warmth and light needed for the grapes ripening, and during night it returns the heat collected in the sunniest hours.
In Colli Orientali del Friuli area, the soil consists of a stratification of marl occurred in the Eocene epoch, that is limestone clay and sandstone, calcified sands full of silica, which is known as ponca.