The Rubini family were originally silk merchants from the Como area who settled in Friuli in the 1700′s. During this period the Rubini family acquired the Company and developed silkworm farming, for which the Great Officer of Reign, Domenico Rubini created the silkworm cocoon drying co-operative.
Following the cultivation of vines, the silkworm farm was gradually substituted and since 1835 vines have predominantly characterised the company as a vine-growing and wine-producing concern, covering an area of over 120 hectares, 74 of which are specialised vines. Subsequently, as vine producing has gained definite importance in the economy of the area, Pietro Rubini founded and became the first President of the Consortium for the protection of wines with a controlled denomination of origin: “Colli Orientali del Friuli”
Care is taken with every single and even minor detail over the whole production process, from the chemical composition of the soil to the choice of the best plants, up to the best wine-packaging materials.
Example – Taking Care of the Vines;
Before the planting, the soil is thoroughly tilled, from a minimum of one metre up to 1.20m. This allows the mixing of the soil layers and a better aeration in order to bring new vitality to the present microorganisms. 16 parameters are then examined to know the soil composition. These tests are repeated every 5 years to monitor the condition of the soil and to intervene correctly in case of stress, before the vine suffers. We choose the varieties according to the pedological characteristics of every single parcel, the best rootstock, the sun exposure and the orientation of the rows, which are important for a correct grape ripening and for the control of pathogenic fungi. The soil is tilled also during the vegetative cycle of the vines to keep the soil fresh and to dig the roots in depth, where the soil is fresher.
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