Colutta Wine Estate
The typical clay soil of the “Colli Orientali del Friuli” together with its microclimate and its location between the Alps and the Adria Sea, the border to Slovenia and to Austria give these wines a rather unique full body and intense bouquet, setting them apart from the other DOC wines of this region. The Colutta – ‘Bandut’ wine estate, named by a land in the old property, was bought by Antonio Colutta in 1939..
His grandchild, Giorgio, third generation, shares his grandfather’s warmhearted enthusiasm in cultivating his vineyards. Scenically located between Buttrio, Manzano and Rosazzo in the prestigious Colli Orientali del Friuli vineyards and wine area, also known as “Parco della vite e del vino”, the Colutta vineyards cover 23 hectares of rich soil grown with international and native grapes in a sustainable way.
Our winery is listed in all major wine guides and has been mentioned in the most prestigious books as Gambero Rosso or Slow Wine and wine magazines “Wine Spectator”, “Decanter”, “James Suckling” and “Wine Enthusiast”.
In 1999, work began on the renovation of the old 18th century family mention house in which the wine estate is located. This work brought to light the old stone walls and beams. These give a particular flair to the rooms in which vinification, barrique processing and bottling now take place with the most advanced technology.
In 2006, the vinification spaces equipped with the latest machinery and the thermo-conditioned warehouse were enlarged. The photovoltaic system and the recently built heating system use even residues from vine pruning, allowing us to be self-sufficient and green energy in respect to the environment!
The Colutta – ‘Bandut’ wine estate, so called from the name of an ancient fund of the property, purchased by Antonio Colutta in the early twentieth century, is now run by Giorgio Colutta, third generation. It produces quality wines in the vineyards of Buttrio, Manzano and Rosazzo, all included in the prestigious “Parco della vine e del vino” of the Colli Orientali del Friuli.