Gradis’ciutta, founded by Robert Princic, has its roots in a family tradition of viticulture that spans generations. After completing his studies in Oenology and Viticulture in Conegliano, Robert, at the age of 20, decided to establish a brand that expressed his passion for the land and wine, building upon the legacy of his father and grandfather. The chosen name, Gradis’ciutta, comes from a locality in the heart of Collio, closely linked to his family’s history and known for producing excellent grapes for centuries. This wine is made entirely from Istrian Malvasia grapes, a native and characteristic grape variety found in the Collio region and throughout Friuli and Venezia Giulia. Sourced from vineyards located in Ruttars and Bukova, this vines benefit from a southwest-facing position on the slopes of Mount Calvario, at an elevation of 180 meters above sea level.
The wine boasts a distinct and delightful bouquet, featuring pronounced citrus and aromatic herb notes. Upon tasting, the wine opens with a fragrant introduction, followed by a persistent finish that imparts elegant hints of tropical fruit. Ideal as an aperitif, this wine can be enjoyed alongside risottos, creamy soups, and fish dishes, whether grilled or stewed. It also pairs excellently with light, white meats and poultry dishes.