Owned and operated since 1980 by Count Brandino Brandolini d’Adda, Vistorta is a 200-hectares estate located in western Friuli-Venezia Giulia. With substantial winemaking investments in Bordeaux, Brandino has acquired the knowhow and entrepreneurial mentality which he applies to his 16 hectares of vineyard planted almost exclusively with Merlot – which thrives on the lime-rich clay soil (similar to that of Pomerol). Brandolini is determined to produce the best Merlot in Italy, and he is constantly researching the best clones and planting systems to achieve this.