Project Description

In 1520 the Formentini family purchased the castle in the town of San Floriano del Collio, the highest
hilltop village in eastern Friuli (Collio, in the province of Gorizia) and the surrounding lands. Wine from
the vineyards surrounding the Castello Formentini and the hills of San Floriano has been made here ever
since and the Formentini cellar is considered one of the oldest in Collio.

The historic house of Conti Formentini sits between the Isonzo and Judrio rivers on the Slovenian border. For almost five
centuries this estate has played a role in Friuli’s wine-producing tradition and has dominated the territory of Collio. The
magnificent San Floriano Castle remains the symbol for this prestigious estate lying 250m above sea level. The terrain in
this zone consists of marl and sandstone and enjoys a cool, airy climate that brings out the aromatic richness of the grapes
to produce wines of extraordinary personality. Grown in small plots, and cultivated with great care, Conti Formentini’s wines
are well-structured, rich and superbly textured.

View all wines