LA VIARTE, FRIULI COLLI ORIENTALI - SAUVIGNON LIENDE
“Respect, Passion and Dedication” are what Alberto Piovan uses to manage LA VIARTE, the 41 hectare small enological jewel, that is located in Prepotto in the Eastern Hills of Friuli, at the border between Austria and Slovenia.Situated in a hilly zone, at an altitude between 80 and 180 meters, adjacent to Valle dello Judrio, a torrential river that marks the boundary with Slovenia, benefiting from fresh dry breezes coming from the Balkans preserve the health of the vineyard and create a thermic situation essential for provision of the grapes aroma. The vineyard extends over 27 hectares that encircle the winery creating a suggestive amphitheatre surrounded by woods.
Established in 1973, having always being attentive to the selection and cultivation of the native vines, today they express an excellent level of quality: Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Picolit, Verduzzo Friulano, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Schioppettino di Prepotto, Pignolo and Tazzelenghe.
The production also includes a variety of international vines which feel right at home and have adapted to this area: Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon, Sauvignon Liende, Cabernet, and Merlot.
Some excellent cuveè have been produced, in particular Arteus, a splendid harmony of Riesling, Chardonnay and Friulano, Roi, an elegant Merlot and Cabernet fusion, and Sium in which Picolit and Verduzzo exalt in an expansive and seductive dessert wine.