I was asked «Why don’t you think of starting your own winery, Michele? ».
«Another winery? Are not there enough? » was my answer.
Then, together with my brother Matteo and Sirio Anfore, who was longing to experiment with the new prototypes of backed clay amphoras, I said: «Let us try»
So, we got aware that some of our winemaking processes had produced incredible wines. At that point, an eastern market advisor stimulated us: «Well, such wines can aspire to be appreciated in milieu of absolute prestige. »
At the end, when we made acquaintance of Raffaele thanks to common friends, a big spark went off.
Sales manager and commercial director.
Wine advisor and agronomist.
Entrepreneur in entertainment field, owner of dance and nightclub Al Picchio in Sutrio as well as of a lot of important formats, among them Kathisma, Seven and Beverdì, and with twenty years of public speaking experience behind him.
Matteo is versatile and methodical, a man of many talents; he has done everything in his life: he has worked in the chair industry, he has been a race car mechanic and he has moved from food production to bottling lines. Nowadays, he divides his time between Roi Clâr and the Colmello di Grotta winery in Farra D’Isonzo, in the province of Gorizia.
Alias Vino Mancino, he is the cofounder and owner of Sirio Anfore. In this business since 1998, he has cooperated with a lot of important companies all over the world: from the most reputable wineries to world’s most unexplored places, where centennial vineyards still exist.
Roi Clâr grapes come from mature and, in some cases, centennial vines. Our wine research aims at obtaining unusual and courageous products without at the same time abandoning their sense of good and health.
Our wines are not characterized by high volatile acidity; we always try to carefully manage and control all the possible oxidation-reduction phenomena.
The Linea Primo wines are crisp, straightforward, and intriguing but at the same time genuine, whereas the Linea Cru wines are complex, mature, honest, deep, soft, and mineral.