Situated in the north-east of the Friuli Venezia Giulia region, the Collio is a small hilly area bordering Slovenia. This area of Italy has unique soil and climatic conditions. The breezy climate, rolling hills and significant temperature fluctuations make the Collio one of the best-suited areas for producing fine white wines.
The soils of the Collio comprise layers of marls and sandstone, brought to the surface, in a recent geological period, due to a rise in the seabed of the Adriatic Sea. These soils called Ponca, rich in calcium carbonate, are distinguished by their alkalinity. All of these aspects give the grapes grown in this area their typical mineral notes, sapidity and aromatic complexity.