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2007 Friuli “Siùm”

La Viarte

2007 Friuli “Siùm” La Viarte - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

The name “siùm” is Friulian dialect for “dream.” The label reads: “… when love calls you, follow it, and when its wings envelop you, abandon yourself to your dreams.” With eight years of age, this late harvest dessert wine certainly is a dream for any aficionado. Siùm is deeply unctuous, with a stylish, broad bouquet of apricots, nectarines, and dates, and a backbone of citrus acidity.

Anthony Lynch

$36.00
Vintage: 2007
Bottle Size: 375mL
Blend: 50% Picolit, 50% Verduzzo
Appellation: Bianco delle Venezie
Country: Italy
Region: Friuli
Producer: La Viarte
Winemaker: Alberto Piovan
Vineyard: 1.71 ha
Soil: Eocene Marl and Sandstone
Aging: Fermentation in used 225-L French oak barriques lasts 10-12 months, One-year élevage on the lees and two years of bottle aging before release
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 13.5%

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About Friuli

Friuli may be forever tied to its bland, acidic Pinot Grigios, which at one point saturated the export market, but a deeper look reveals a captivating array of unique grape-growing sites, distinctive indigenous varieties, and passionate small growers keen on preserving a rich tradition of winemaking.

Here in Italy’s northeast corner, the region is shared between the Julian Alps in the north and plains leading to the Adriatic Sea in the south, bound by the Veneto to the west and Slovenia to the east. While it is one of the wettest regions of Italy—and all of Europe, for that matter—Friuli benefits from the push-and-pull of cool air currents from the mountains meeting warmer breezes from the Adriatic. A crescent-shaped slice of foothills, where both play a role, tends to produce the region’s finest wines.

Nothing is more emblematic to Friulian wine than a crisp, peachy Ribolla Gialla served with thinly sliced prosciutto San Daniele, a local specialty. And yet, this only begins to tell the story: high-acid, mineral-driven whites from a number of local varieties including Tocai Friulano, Pinot Grigio, and Malvasia range from light and crisp to powerful and age-worthy, complementing Adriatic shellfish, hearty mountain cheeses, and everything in between. Native reds like Schioppettino, Terrano, and Refosco all have something unique to say, while there has even been significant success with French varieties like Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Merlot, all long established in the region.

Friuli’s diversity is its strength, and it keeps us coming back for more. In fact, Kermit imported one of the region’s first organic growers toward the start of his career; our more recent collaboration with producers like Vignai da Duline is a testament to the enormous potential when devoted artisans put their hearts into Friuli’s fascinating terroir.

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