The grapes to produce the Cabernet Franc Colli Orientali del Friuli DOC “I vini di Jacopo” Nec-Otium come from an old vineyard in the village of Buttrio, about one hectare of guyot and spur trained plants. Density of plantation is 4800 plants per hectare, the vines are managed organically but not certified. The grapes are picked by hand and the average yield is 20 hl/ha. They are fully destemmed before maceration and fermention with natural yeasts. During fermentation a few punch downs are done in order to extract gently and to avoid potential overestraction and herbaciousness. After alcoholic fermentation is complete wine is racked into old barrels and 10hl wooden vat, where is goes through malolactic fermentation. After malolactic the wine is racked and returned into the same barrels where it completes its ageing for a total of twenty months. The wine is then bottled with no fining or filtration.
The legendary Ronco del Gnemiz winery is certainly known to friends of the Friulian art of wine. Here Serena Palazzolo and her three children are the third generation to make their best wines on 6.5 hectares, right next to Udine. With the same passion, she and her husband Christian Patat also dedicate themselves to their new project called Nec-Otium: a line of wines that offers high quality Friulian classics at unbeatable prices. For example, an incredibly easy-to-drink Pinot Grigio and a high-quality Cabernet Franc are squeezed, reflecting the freshness of the Colli Orientali. The wines are made with lots of love from carefully purchased grapes. The name of the label derives from this, because Palazzolo and Patat act as shopkeepers.