SAN FLORIANO DEL C...? FOR YOU THE "COLLIO" CASE

03/12/2019

From our article in which we advocated the creation of a brand (we have thrown there "made in Collio) that promotes the products of Goriziano-Cormonese (Destra Isonzo) intended as a territory rich in food and wine treasures of absolute importance was born a debate between the regional councillor Bernardis and Mrs Blasizza that we can not refrain from commenting. It's a one-sided discussion on the use of the well-known Isonzo toponym that begins with the C and goes more or less from Gorizia to Dolegna: the vine is grown there, with success.

Mrs Luisa Blasizza says that the term Collio is registered by the Consorzio Vitivinicolo di Tutela, adding that all the others cannot even mention it: not even San Floriano del Collio, which must be cut in San Floriano del C.. Ridiculous? Certainly, at least for us: Collio is a geographical territory, where not only plants thrive but also people live there, not all of them engaged in growing, harvesting, vinifying grapes. The regional councillor Bernardis intervenes on the subject, who replies to Blasizza in these terms:

"Allow me to point out that you are right about the marketing of wine products at the moment. However, the term Collio is not a 'creation' created by the Consortium but identifies a whole specific territory of the former province of Gorizia (in fact, a cross-border territory, to be precise). And I say this with full knowledge of the facts since I have administered for 20 years the town of Dolegna del Collio and I have started well-defined projects on this territory. And I have also 'fought' (in a good sense) in the past, with the Consortium, on the promotional use of the term Collio. The Collio is a heritage of the whole community, enhanced and enriched by the excellence of wine and producers in the first place, but not only. And not only for that productive sector can and must be understood as a territory of local, regional, national and international interest. And precisely under this assumption and with these auspices, I take the cue of the post of Gorizia 3.0 and I share its hopes. And when I say that we must work for Collio, but also for Gorizia, for Monfalcone, for Grado, I do not share the individual peculiarities of each Isontine reality, I just say that they must make critical mass and exploit the cultural, identity, historical, tourist and productive potential related to them, to develop work, economy, income. Without qualms and without subjection to other realities and regional areas, which perhaps count numerically and potentially from the productive point of view more, but do not have this diversity and this cultural heritage to boast or spend. It is only up to us all to reverse the course..."

We are in perfect agreement with Bernardis, to whom we owe the merit of working convincingly and tenaciously for the Isonzo area, and in this regard, we would like to recall the very painful story of the Consorzio Piccolo Collio, which was born a few years ago from people of good faith and great will (entrepreneurs, producers, hoteliers, restaurateurs) who aimed - and did it very well - to enhance not only the wine but all the production of this fortunate area of the Destra Isonzo, also giving added value to wine production.

The Consorzio Collio reacted with stamped papers and the Piccolo Collio ceased. An absolute absurdity, which should be solved: Dolegna del C. could also give rise to rather vulgar misunderstandings.



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