Cerou is the historic name of that area located in San Floriano where Mariano, the owner and winemaker, and his family started their first vineyards in the 1970’s. These vineyards represented a great challenge for the family because of having to transform the heavily forested area into terraced vineyards as well as the discovery of old bombs from the first World War during excavation of the hillside. This Pinot Grigio comes from this area forming part of DOC Collio, a hilly area of Friuli, near the border with Slovenia, now referred to as Cerou Superiore.
|The City of San Floriano del Collio nestles among gently rolling hills covered with vineyards, cherry trees and acacia woods, within the Friuli Venezia Giulia region near the Slovenian border. It is here that Mariano and his wife Loredana planted their first vineyard on a small plot of land in 1972. Over the years their great commitment and enthusiasm has allowed the estate to increase its area to approximately 30 hectares, situated in the Collio and Friuli Isonzo DOC zones, which have always been prime winegrowing country.
The hamlet of Ascevi is the name of the area where the largest vineyard (approximately 6 hectares) is located. Luwa is derived from combining the names Luana and Walter, Mariano and Loredana’ s children. The Collio vineyards are situated at an altitude between 180 - 250 meters above sea level in soil with good structure and mineral con- tent made up of stratified marl and sandstone. Most of the estate’s production comes from these vineyards.