Last October 13th the dinner “Voci dal vigneto” was held again at Villa Locatelli. The evening, structured like the first edition of last year, began with the welcome aperitif in the tasting room of the company and then continued in the villa.
On the first floor, Marta Locatelli reminded all present of the “Three Glasses” prize awarded by the Gambero Rosso guide to the Spìule Chardonnay DOC FCO 2013 and then passed the word to the oenologist Alessandro Dal Zovo who gave an account of the 2015 vintage in the vineyard, explaining how the climate had affected positively or negatively during the various phenological phases of the vine, until it reached the harvest period.
After the greetings of the two sales managers Alessandro Dalla Mora and Alan Gaddi, Marta Locatelli presented the “Riserva Giulio Locatelli”: We have dedicated our four best still wines to my grandfather: Giulio Locatelli! We wanted to create something in his memory, he who in 1967 bought the Tenuta and immediately began to manage it with that entrepreneurial and forward-looking spirit that had always distinguished him. We chose four wines that represent him: the elegance of Spìule Chardonnay of the Colli Orientali (which this year won the Three Glasses), the harmony of Collio Bianco (awarded in 2012 as Friulano & Friends best white blend), the decision of Merlot Ravòst (a novelty this year) and the Audacity of Pignolo (92 points awarded by Robert Parker). We have created a new packaging using the shades of blue for the two white wines and those of wine red for the two red wines, distinguishing them from the rest of the production. ‘
Luciano Locatelli, Marta’s father and Luciano’s son, also welcomed the novelty with emotion remembering his father figure, and reaffirming how important it is that the younger generations should learn from the experience of those “less young”.
In the room, the vice-President of the region, Sergio Bolzonello, took the floor recalling how the family of Giulio Locatelli, together with Savio and Zanussi, created the current Pordenone in the years following the Second World War: bringing change and a one of a kind entrepreneurial and humanistic momentum.
Also the mayor of Cormons, Luciano Patat, thanked the Locatelli family as representatives of a historical reality of the territory and at the same time as spokesperson for the name of Friuli and Cormons in 39 countries around the world.