LA VIARTE FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI PINOT GRIGIO 2019

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LA VIARTE FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI PINOT GRIGIO 2019

 

LA VIARTE FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI PINOT GRIGIO 2019

La Viarte

From a young age Giuseppe Ceschin had a great

passion for wine, studying enology as soon as he

was old enough and traveling around Italy gaining

experience working for wineries in various regions.

With the support of his wife, Carla, he followed his

dream to Friuli, where the couple worked for

thirteen long years before seizing an opportunity

to purchase 35 hectares in Prepotto, near the

border of Slovenia. The land was a long way

from ready, but the Ceschins saw their future

in it and dedicated the next decade to the hard

labor of building terraces and planting new

vineyards. In 1984 the family finally celebrated

their first harvest and the realization of their dream.

They chose the Friulian word for springtime as

the name of the estate since it was the beginning

of a new era in their lives.


Giuseppe and Carla’s son, Giulio, says that he

“grew up with their dream, breathing their passion,

which helped me discover the fascinating world of

wine.” Giulio and his wife Federica expanded

La Viarte to 41 hectares, including 17 hectares of

forest that they conserved to maintain the area’s

ecological balance. After several decades managing

La Viarte, Giulio decided to sell the estate to

Alberto Piovan, bringing in outside management to

ensure the long-term financial health of the property.

Alberto has continued the focus on local heirloom

varieties, such as Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, and

Schioppettino, and has embraced the passion,

perfectionism, and technical capabilities of the

Ceschin family. He has shown both his talent and

his creative side in bringing exceptional new wines

to market recently, such as a lightly sparkling,

gently sweet Verduzzo, and deep, complex,

incredibly age-worthy Pignolo Riserva. He is also

producing some of the best Refosco, Cabernet,

and Merlot in Friuli. With the investments Alberto

has made in the vineyards and in the talent of

his team, this estate is going to continue to be

a lot of fun to follow in coming years.

 

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Pinot Grigio

The variety, which originates from a bud mutation
 
of Pinot Nero, prefers cool climates and has been
 
firmly established in the hills of Friuli. The
 
cylindrical cluster is tightly packed and the berries
 
are sometimes squeezed so hard they burst.
 
Appearance: lustrous straw yellow.
 
Nose: aroma of spring blossoms, fresh fruit and
citrus fruit.
 
Palate: dry, fresh and persistent, appealing hint of
bitterness.

Variety:Pinot grigio 100%

Denomination:D.O.C. Friuli Colli Orientali

Position:80-160 m a.s.l., east south-east facing on

Eocene marl and sandstone hill slopes.

Winemaking method:Off the skins with soft crushing

and fermentation in steel at 16°C

Maturation:7 months on the fine less in steel

tanks and then least 1 month in bottle before release.



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