Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Il Carpino wine producers are located in Borgo del Carpino between Oslavia and San Floriano del Collio on the border with Slovenia. It is a family run business. Their philosophy is to cultivate a healthy vineyard which can then produce grapes of excellent quality. This is done by reducing the quantity of grape harvest by accurate pruning and drastic thinning out of the bunches after they have flowered. No chemical fertilizers are used, and spraying against vine diseases is kept to minimum levels using products with a low impact on the environment, even if the property has not yet succeeded in utilizing strictly biological methods. The production is divided in two lines: the fresh one named Vigna Runc and the Riserva or Selection named Il Carpino.