Pheromones win at Sequals

Mating disruption is getting good results in our winery in Sequals as well . The results of the survey carried out by Dr. Giorgio Malossini, from the Technical Research and Experimentation Service ERSA, and Dr. Carlo Bassanetti, Supervisor of the northern Italian Technical Support for Sexual Pheromones BIOGARD, were very satisfactory. 200 clusters from the eight hectares of vineyards dedicated to the mating disruption project were checked for the purpose of sampling the second generation of Eupoecilla ambiguella and Lobesia

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Trapview, electronic delta trap for remote monitoring of moths

In our winery in Sequals, two electronic traps have been applied to control moths in the vineyards treated with the green technique called “sexual confusion”. The device takes daily pictures of the sticky plate with insect placed in the trap and sends them via GPRS connection to ERSA ( regional agency for rural development) in Pordenone. The device is self-sufficient in the field because it is powered by a battery that is charged with solar panels, fixed on a pole.

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Our Sequals vineyards … Greener and Greener!

As we already did in the Adige Valley, we started using the “Sexual Confusion” technique in our vineyards in Sequals, Friuli as well. In order to test this technique in the area of Grave in the Friuli region , three wineries have been selected this year by “Ersa”( Regional Institute for Agricultural Development in Friuli) and by the Consortium of DOC Friuli Grave wines and our winery was among them. The pheromone diffusers for mating disruption of moths , have

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The Geo&Geo television show team at Sequals again

After a lot of rain, the sun came back to Sequals at last. On 20th March, we went through the second part of the TV shot that will be broadcast on the national TV channel RAI 3 in May. After getting the field ready and gathering the sheep, Andrea Corrubolo, a member of the Italian national sheepdog team, and I, started training our border collies. Albino Armani seemed to have fun being involved as well and who knows, maybe we’ll

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A new vineyard of Pinot Grigio in our winery in Sequals

Soon after the last harvest, we started working on setting up a new vineyard of Pinot Grigio in our winery in Sequals. After cutting the old vines of Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, we removed the poles, the supporting wires and extracted the roots. Now the plot was finally ready to welcome the new vineyard. We proceeded by tracking with satellite navigation,in order to place the irrigation system. After that, we started to prepare the soil. So far, we have been

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Sequals, when passions join together

by Caterina Cipriani – Saturday 25th January was a special day for us at our winery in Sequals (Friuli). We had the pleasure to welcome the film maker Isabella De Felici and the “Geo& Geo” television show team for the first part of a documentary that will be broadcast next spring on the national TV channel Rai 3. For the first  time the winery and the vineyards were set aside to give prominence to some new leading characters : my Border

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Friuli in my eyes

by Caterina Cipriani – It was about one year ago, at the end of the harvest 2012, when I reached Sequals. This small village, just renowned for being the native place of the famous boxer Primo Carnera, perfectly matches the idea I had in my mind when I was at school: “ the universe in miniature”*. In Winter, while I was attending the third year of college studying  Viticulture and Oenology in Udine, I started exploring this territory together with my faithful

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Four hundred years amongst vineyards and an infinite passion for wine. The history of the Armani family and that of viticulture in the Adige Valley, between the provinces of Trento and Verona, have been evolving together, without interruption, for more than 4 centuries. Today  “Albino Armani Viticoltori dal 1607” means territory, or rather territories. The historical property in Dolcè, in the Adige Valley in the province of Verona, is one of 3 wineries located in the region Veneto: one other is to be found in Marano, in the Valpolicella Classico area, and one  in the province of Treviso, in San Polo di Piave, where our biodynamic wines are produced. Two more wineries are located in the regions Trentino and Friuli. All five wineries watch over their territories, vinifying the grapes of the surrounding vineyards. In each of them the common thread is a terroir reflecting its specific particular character in the wines springing from its soil. The headquarters remain in Dolcè, where the “Conservatoria”, a project for safeguarding local grape varieties in danger of extinction, can be visited.