D'Orsaria Cabernet Franc IGT D'Orsaria Cabernet Franc IGT D'Orsaria Cabernet Franc IGT Download PDF

Winery Azienda Agricola Marco Cecchini
VarietiesCabernet Franc
Farming Practicesconventional
SoilsEocene marnes on alluvial hills
Trellis systemGuyot
Year Vines Were Planted2000
Fermentationdestemmed and fermented in tank
Maturation8 months in tank
Finingsettled in tank
Item NoIT352
Bottle Case12
Country Italy
Region Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
D'Orsaria Cabernet Franc IGT

For almost a hundred years, the Cecchini family has been living and breathing wine. Located in Colli Orientali del Friuli, Orsaria is a country village surrounded by the alluvial hills. The name Orsaria is believed to derive from the bears ('orso' in Italian) that once lived in the local woodlands. Today the wooded slopes have been cleared to make extensive areas available for viticulture.

In 2005, Marco Cecchini established a negociant business, buying grapes from carefully selected small-scale local growers and vinifying them in his modern winery. Here, his family releases D'Orsaria wines from the winery at Orsaria, near Premariacco.

Though protected from harsh north winds by the Julian Alps in Slovenia, Colli Orientali is still a cool region with a continental climate. While working with native varietals, d'Orsaria also employs international grapes such as Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Cabernet Franc.