Roberto Scubla’s estate was founded in 1991 at Ipplis di Premariacco in the Colli Orientali of Friuli appellation. The founder decided to add new vineyards to the older ones which already existed, reaching an overall total of thirty acres of vines. The vineyards are all situated on the slopes of a sunny, rolling hillside in the southern part of the Colli Orientali DOC, an area of wines of great harmony and fragrance. It is the soil, together with technology and human experience and know-how which characterizes the zone and its wines. It consists almost entire of a marl known locally as “ponca”, rich in micro-elements and salts, which easily flakes under the influence of sun and rain. Thanks to this marl, the grapes can express all that they have, their varietal character, their rich aromas, and their body. The limited production enables the estate to give maximum attention and care to each and every phase of operations, from the harvest to the fermentation; in this way Scubla has managed to reach his objective of offering the public quality in all of his wines, both the regular bottlings to the more prestigious offerings, both produced with the same commitment and dedication. Three Scubla wines are the most famous, a red and two whites, each of great personality. The Rosso Scuro, a Colli Orientali DOC which blends Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, is an intense ruby red with aromas of red fruit and spice, full and ample in body, long and velvety; it is excellent with important meat dishes and game. The Bianco Pomedes, also an appellation wine, blends Pinot Blanc with smaller percentages of Tocai Friulano and Riesling, and is fermented and aged in oak. A complex and fragrant wine. A straw yellow with golden highlights, it is ample on the nose, fruity and aromatic, tasty and structured in flavor and fine with fish. The Verduzzo Friulano Cratis, Colli Orientali DOC, perhaps the most unusual wine of the estate, is made from grapes dried on straw mats, pressed and then fermented in French oak barriques. Amber in color, sweet and concentrated with notes of dried apricots, figs, nuts, and citrus fruit, it is suave and inviting on the palate and very long. It goes well with blue cheese, even if it is an excellent wine for sipping and meditation as well.