The name of Collio is referred to a charming hilly land north of Gorizia. The territory is largely devoted to the farming of premium quality grapes and extends at the border of Italy with Slovenia. Almost uninterruptedly, it runs along an ideal east-to-west orientation, and features gentle-sloping south-facing grounds. The climate is very mild and temperate, as the neighbouring Julian Prealps make an efficient barrier against the cold winds and the Adriatic Sea is close enough to minimize the sudden changes of temperature. The soils are composed of alternate layers of marls and sandstone. All these environmental factors have encouraged the growing of grapes in this small hilly corner of Friuli Venezia Giulia since a remote time. Among all the wines made in the Collio, a few very aromatic whites stand out.