Country: Friuli - Italy
Torre Rosazza is located in the Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC, the easternmost appellation in Italy. Its name derives from ‘Turis Rusaceae’ or Tower of Roses and the estate includes the 18th century Palazzo De’ Marchi now converted into a winery with cellar and guest rooms. The property is centered on two natural amphitheatres of Eocene marl that are terraced and well exposed to the sun. Torre Rosazza’s vineyards cover 160 acres in a truly prime location surrounded by the top producers of the region. Owned by the insurance company Generali, Torre Rosazza is generously equipped with the latest vinification technology. One of Italy’s best enologists, Riccardo Cotarella, was recently appointed to oversee wine operations. With Mr. Cotarella's supervision, Genagricola, the largest agricultural company in Europe, has transformed Torre Rosazza into one of the finest estates in Friuli, offering the all the typical varietals of the area: Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Friulano (formerly known as Tocai Friulano), Ribolla Gialla, Pinot Bianco, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Pinot Nero.