TERRE DEL FAET
The tiny cellar of Terre del Faet is located in the Collio region of Friuli, the borderland between Italy and Slovenia in the northeast region of Italy. It is here where the very young and ambitious Andrea Drius crafts his impressive wines. 2011 was his first vintage, he was brave and determined to take on the project that was once run by his grandparents and has since made serious strides both in the vineyard and cellar to provide the very best expression of his terroir.
Andrea producers three white wines (Friulano, Malvasia and Pinot Blanc) and one red wine (Merlot) from his 4 hectares of vines which average between 70 and 100 years of age. He takes a very natural and hands off approach to winemaking and allows for all of his wines to remain on the lees for the entirety of time in barrel and tank. Andrea believes this practice not only adds complexity but also protects and preserves the wines as they age, eliminating the need for additional sulfites. With a strong connection to tradition, land and family, Andrea is a serious rising star that is destined for continued greatness.