Friuli Latisana, a coastal DOC in the southern part of the province of Udine, about halfway between Venice and Trieste, has been an important center of Italian wine since ancient times. Centered in Pocenia, Il Ceppo was founded in 1928 by the Anselmi family. They now own 170 hectares of vineyards in the Friuli Latisana DOC. Now in its fourth generation, the Tenuta is now run by the original owner’s great-grandsons, Enrico and Fabio. These bright, refreshing, value-driven Italian offerings from Friuli are fantastic examples of wines made with native grapes and in traditional styles, with an added assist from modern winemaking techniques. The terroir of Fruili Latisana elevates these wines, and they deliver a step up in quality while remaining at a reasonable price point.