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In the beginning was grandfather Amedeo.
On August 14, 1892 was born in Nimis, by John the Baptist and Angela Chambers. Where comes the best Verduzzo, Ramandolo, toasted with virtually transferring – as they used – the farmer and taste the art of vine and wine. From father to son, then as now. Then came the war, poverty, emigration. Udine, January 25, 1927 ... and parts to find in Australia what the "Small Patria del Friuli" could not give it. But the ticket, luckily, was not one way. He worked hard and saved enough to return in his lands, as a protagonist.
Cormòns peasant woman received him well – it was the year 1930 – and planted the first vines of Tocai Amedeo at the foot of Mount Quarin, where the "Collio" joins with the best of the "Isonzo".
Next came Giulio ...
When – in 1964 – the consortium of Collio wines family Mac Leod, with over one hundred hectolitres of wine D. O., already was among the most interesting of the territory. With the ideal delivery passage – grandparents on my father Julius and mother Liliana – began the important new era of Mac Leod.
... And finally ...
The first bottlings, the great satisfaction, customers (including many foreigners) became friends; the family grew and, well, harmonizing the seasons of work with those of loves, was completed with my brother Roberto (more suited to studies) and with me, Dario, I love the Earth and I look forward eagerly, respecting the ancient traditions passed down over time me.
THE "AUSTRIAN FRIULI":
It was August 12 1866 in Cormòns was signed the Armistice that the Italian-Austrian border that would bring the Empire to the torrent Judrio; a few meters, then, by our company. Languages, costumes and different uses – respected by the Governments of that time – but also of the great Austrian markets, allowed populations a relative prosperity.
From Cormòns were allocated to the courts and to the entertainment of large cities all the first-fruits (plums, cherries, peaches, grapes, but above all great wines Tocai, Ribolla gialla, Malvasia etc.). So it was up to the first world war.
After the surrender, in the ' 60, oak barrels, even for the progressive conversion of vineyards with white grape varieties, it is privileged the vitrified cement tank; to this has been joined by several later stainless steel tanks for a correct management of the temperature-controlled fermentation phase of winemaking – – and conservation.
Given the good results obtained, in particular with the Verduzzo friulano and Merlot – with the aging in French oak barrels, deepening this experience also in respect of various varieties or blends, whether from white grapes that redhead.
We invite you to take a look also at the Agriturismo Al Benandant.