The crystalline freshness of this native Friulian white makes it a godsend at table: consider this the ultimate wine for your aperitivi and antipasti when you desire a mouthwatering, mineral-driven bianco. The variety’s trademark is a subtle bitter almond finish that lends itself to some of the more divine prosciutto pairings achievable in fine wine. Until then, it’s all bright, lively, citrus and floral notes that simultaneously allay thirst and inspire much more of it.
|Appellation:||Colli Orientali di Friuli|
|Vineyard:||32 - 35 years, 1.39 ha|
|Soil:||Eocene Marl and Sandstone|
|Aging:||One month of bottle aging before release|
Vignai da Duline Italy | Friuli | Venezia Giulia
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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