IGT Venezia Giulia (Friuli-Venezia Giulia)
Skerk Ograde is an orange wine coupage of the Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Malvasía and Vitovska varieties produced by Azienda Agricola Skerk in the IGT Venezia Giulia, in Venice, Italy.
To make the Skerk Ograde wine, all grape varieties are macerated with their skins for about 15 days, in wooden containers. The must ferments with native yeasts and remains on its fine lees for twelve months in 550-litre wooden barrels and 15 to 20-hectolitre stainless steel tanks. The resulting wine is bottled without filtering, clarifying or adding sulphites. Once bottled, the wine rests in the cellar to finish refining before being sold.
The Azienda Agricola Skerk lies 500 metres from the border with Slovenia in one of the most arid and difficult areas of Italy. Viticulture here is completely heroic, and this is where Sandi Skerk cultivates around six hectares of vineyards with maximum respect for nature and using ancient winemaking techniques. The plots lie 250 metres above sea level and have limestone-rich reddish and stony soils, which results in high quality wines. In short, these wines are honest, clean, flavoursome and very interesting.