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.
|Blend:||50% Picolit, 50% Verduzzo|
|Appellation:||Bianco delle Venezie|
|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|
From a young age Giuseppe Ceschin had a great passion for wine, studying enology and traveling around Italy gaining experience working for wineries in various regions. Alongside his wife, Carla, he followed his dream to Friuli, purchasing 35 ha in Prepotto, near the Slovenian border. They chose the Friulian word for springtime for their estate signifying a new era in their lives. Giuseppe and Carlas son Giulio and his wife Federica later expanded La Viarte to 41 ha. After decades managing La Viarte, Giulio sold the estate to Alberto Piovan, bringing in outside management to ensure the future of the property. Alberto has continued the focus on local varietals, such as Friulano, and has embraced the passion of the Ceschin family.
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