Most of Friuli is a flat, glaciated plain running from the Julian Alps down to the top of the Adriatic Sea, but on the eastern border the topography changes. In the Colli Orientali a series of horseshoe-shaped glacial moraines dot the landscape and make perfect vineyard sites. They call the soil in these moraines Ponca. It is calcium-rich marl that gives the wines a real zing in their finish. Aged in stainless steel, this is a native wine, slender, delicate and penetrating with citrus, green apple, and mineral drive. There’s a freshness that meets richness, giving a surprising structure to the wine.