THE STORIES BEHIND THE NAMES
“Bianco Pomèdes” wine comes and takes its name from a place in the Tofane area, above Cortina d’Ampezzo, where I was skiing with my friend and advisor, Gianni Menotti. Due to a snow storm, we had to take refuge in a mountain hut: Rifugio Pomèdes. It was there that we talked for the first time about a new blend of grapes, whose originality became its peculiarity. Very ripe grapes, especially Riesling grapes, are fermented in barriques, so as to give this wine its peculiar complexity.
Verduzzo Friulano “Cràtis” takes its name from a Latin word whose meaning is “trellis”, the old structure where the grapevine was attached to. This wine, in fact, is obtained from a variety of grapes once considered as “poor”, which, in the past, where vinified with a similar system by the farmers who used trellises for silkworm breeding. And, when silkworms were brought to the drying room, it was also time to harvest the remaining grapes: Verduzzo. So, based on this tradition, I used a grape drying process that resulted in very high concentration levels, counting on the fact that this white grape is among the varieties with the greatest tannin content. And tannins, along with sugar, provide the structure that makes this wine so great. The drying process is absolutely natural, as it takes place on the top of a hill, under the roof facing North-East, where the Bora wind, cold and dry, blows and produces the desired result in three months. Fermentation (18 litres per 100 kilograms) takes place in barriques, while ageing lasts two years.
The name “Rosso Scuro” refers not only to the dark red colour that characterises this wine, which is produced from a selection of the best Merlot and Refosco grapes, but also to the initials of the name Roberto Scubla. So, it’s basically like putting a signature on this great red wine.
The name “Malvasia Lo Speziale” is a tribute to the other family business: my wife’s Pharmacy.
“Revisus” is the Latin name for “ripasso”, a special winemaking technique based on the re-fermentation of wine on dried grape skins.
The name “Spumante RS” contains the initials of the owner of the company and is a reference to his philosophy, but also to the names of powerful racing cars.