Il Roncal is a small estate of 20 hectares, terraced on the Montebello Hill, in the heart of the Colli Orientali del Friuli only 3 km away from the historical center of Cividale del Friuli (UNESCO site). Here, Martina Moreale carries on the project of her husband Roberto, founder of the winery. Day after day, the diligent care of this land offers its best fruits, harvested to create high-quality wines.
The estate of Il Roncal is surrounded by an impressive landscape and by numerous vineyards, grown in homogenous soil composition and with ideal climatic conditions. It is possible to find different varieties of wine, each presenting its own peculiarities and unique characteristics. Each distinctive feature results from the dedicated passion of the wine growers and from their technical expertise, which throughout the years, has lead to perfection.
In Friulian (local language), the name “Roncal” means terraced estate on a hill; as a matter of fact, the “ronchi” are the hillsides dominating this striking landscape. The slopes of the vineyards, surrounding the Montebello Hill, are favored by excellent sun exposure; Additionally, the marl-sandstone soil is ideal for the grape cultivation. Il Roncal harvest is intentionally postponed in order for the grapes to reach their full ripeness. The wine production continues then within the cellar, where traditional wine methods are followed.
Tradition and modernity continue to coexist; for this reason, the sweet-smelling oak barrels, where the wines mature and the fragrances become full-blown, stand near the shiny cold steel basins stands.