The geographical area of the Oriental Friuli represents an important merging area of air masses coming from the sea and from the continent that determine a continuously climate changing. The cold continental winds from the east (Bora) and the more humid and warmer Mediterranean winds from the southeast concentrate in different periods of the years. During the periods when the vine carries out its vegetative cycle, according to the average situation of the year, we experience dump and rainy springs, dry and temperate summers and fresh and dry autumns that alternate with rainy ones. It is autumn, with its alternating climatic conditions, that determines the continental-European or the northern-Mediterranean features of our areas. The vine vocation of the territory is mainly due to two factors: first of all the fact that our hills are situated between the Carnic and Julian Alps (that shelter the vine from cold Siberian currents) and the Adriatic sea (that grants a constant afflux of milder winds); also the fresh and dry winds from the east (Bora) play a pivotal role in this: such winds originate in the uplands in Slovenia and reach our hills granting a good temperature range and indirectly a major sun exposure. Thanks to all this, the climate registers a lower relative humidity and this considerably lowers the risk of cryptogamic adversities on the grapes, in this way the bunches can ripe for a prolonged time on the plant, with all the consequent benefits. From April to October, during the phase of major activity of the vine, the historical average of the climate data that characterise our vineyards, is the following:
AVERAGE TEMPERATURE - 19.2 °C
HEAT ACCUMULATION - 1908 (Growing Degree Days)
RAINFALL - 884 mm
NUMBER OF DAYS WITH RAIN - 40
(Historical averages measured between 2001 and 2013).