MianiEnzo Pontoni took over the family vineyards nearly 11 years ago after his father passed away. Enzo, who stands almost seven feet tall, worked as an engineer for 17 years but eventually had to return to his home and his true passion. This reclusive maverick owns a mere 4 hectares of vineyards and rents another 9, all of which he runs organically and from which he produces less than 700 cases a year. A man of the land, Enzo practices the same principles set by masters like Valentini, Gravner, Quintarelli, and Radikon. He works in shockingly unassuming cellars - which he calmly admits are falling apart - where Enzo transforms his exceptionally minuscule yields of a dozen different varieties into delightful, rich wines. The result is a tiny line of decadent, full-bodied, complex wines that are near impossible to obtain and one of which is perhaps Friuli's greatest example of Sauvignon Blanc.