FRANCO TERPIN is an organic wine grower in the Friuli region of north-east Italy. His family had a mixed farm which included livestock but which from the 1970s onwards became mainly focussed on wine. The first wines were estate bottled in 1994.

VINEYARDS | 2012 11ha comprising a mix of family and rented vines. The vines are in the townships of San Floriano and partly in Monte Calvario (Stamas). Altitude of around 150 metres above sea level. South south-west facing.

ORGANIC CERTIFICATION | 2011 First vintage with full organic certification

BIODYNAMIC | Terpin has been influenced by the work of Biodynamic consultant Michel Barbaud.

WHITE WINES

JAKOT

FRIULANO

QUINTO QUARTO BIANCO | 2010 Pinot Grigio delle Venezie IGT. 22mg/l total sulfites (Isabelle Legeron, 2014, p174).

RIBOLLA GIALLA | 2006 A bit tired at RAW 2012.

SAUVIGNON BLANC | 2006 Toffee, sherry, mineral at RAW 2012.

SIALIS BIANCO | 45% Sauvignon, 45% Chardonnay, 10% Pinot Grigio.

SIALIS PINOT GRIGIO | Pinot Grigio.

SIALIS ROSSO | 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet.

RED WINES

QUINTO QUARTO ROSSO

SIALIS ROSSO | 80% Merlot, 20% Cabernet.

CONTACT

Azienda Agricola Franco Terpin, Loc. Valerisce n°6/a, I-34170 San Floriano del Collio (GO = Gorizia), Italy | Tel+39 0481.884215 / www.francoterpin.com

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Isabelle Legeron MW, Natural Wine, An introduction to organic and biodynamic wines grown naturally (2014, Cico Books, London & New York).

RAW Wine Fair 2012, London Monday 21st May.