The Ca’ Bolani estate is at Cervignano del Friuli, within the district of Aquileia, whose wines were already held in high esteem at the Imperial court during Roman times.Their characteristically intense personality stems from the area’s strong sunlight, from the proximity of the sea, from the zone’s soils and from its exclusive microclimate.
Ca’ Bolani lies within the Aquileia DOC zone and has 395 hectares (974 acres) under vine: 75 (185 acres) at Cervignano and 320 (786 acres) at Molin di Ponte. A changeover of training systems has been taking place in the last few years. In the new vineyards, the vines are planted one meter apart with two meters between the rows, giving a density of 5,000 plants per hectare. They are Cordon Spur or Guyot trained (both single and bilateral).
Its history dates back to the 16th century, during the Serenissima, when it was the property of the noble Bolani family, whose major exponent was Count Domenico, Procurator of the Venetian Republic in Friuli.
The system of vineyard management here allows the physiological balance of the vines to be respected: a leaf area of 2.5 square meters corresponds to a yield of one and a half kilos of grapes per vine.
Climate & Soil
As it is only a short distance from the coast, the breezes blowing in from the nearby sea mitigate the continental climate. The average temperatures and the heat index are the same as those found in Europe’s most famous viticultural zones: the area of Aquileia comes within the so-called Alpha climatic zone, which also includes the Maremma and Bordeaux. The clayey soil veined with gravel is alluvial in origin, and allows for good natural drainage. Moreover, the stones present on the surface of the soil encourage better ripening of the grapes, thanks to their reflection of sunlight and their ability to retain heat.
Grape Varieties & Wines
There are ten varieties planted at Tenuta Ca’ Bolani: seven white (Sauvignon, Traminer, Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Tocai Friulano, Müller Thurgau) and three black grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso).