Antico Broilo

Massimo Duri, Antico Broilo, Prepotto, Colli Orientali, Friuli

Prepotto

A small family estate where Vanni and Massimo Duri (father and son) produce some of the most sought after wines in Italy, not mainstream but with an incredibly loyal global following. The main attraction is their Schioppettino and the uncompromising way that this is made. Vanni is the fourth generation making wine here, until 1998 it was mostly sold in bulk and it was only when Massimo entered the family business that the decision was made to bottle their entire production.
The family farm covers just six hectares, all the work is by hand and no synthetic chemicals are used. The plantings are the local varieties: Schioppettino, Refosco, Ribolla Gialla and Friulano, there is also Pinot Nero, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Broilo’s winemaking style predates the natural wine movement: indigenous yeasts, no filtration or clarification and the use of old barrels, it is a very successful way to handle their local grapes.
Prepotto has a long history of red wines, it is known as the home of Schioppettino which finally seems to be getting some attention from the larger wine-world, however, there are only twenty five hectares of it so don’t expect to see it in Tesco.