The region is Friuli Venezia Giulia. The winery is that of Castello di Spessa. We are, let us be clear, in one of Italy's most prestigious wine-growing areas and one of the area's most qualitative wineries. The origins of the winery date back to the late 1970s, when Loretto Pali bought an estate of around 60 hectares in the Isonzo area. Then, in 1987, the property was further expanded with the acquisition of the Castle and a further 28 hectares of vineyards, this time in the Gorizia Collio, in Capriva del Friuli. All of Castello di Spessa's wines are produced from its own vineyards, where typical local grape varieties dominate with: Ribolla Gialla, Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Nero, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. The wines are then aged in the medieval cellars and in the bunker, dug under the castle during World War II (and only discovered in 1987 during a renovation). Situated at a depth of about 18 metres, at a constant temperature of 14 degrees Celsius, the bunker is the ideal place for ageing the estate's fine wines.