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Terre del Faet

Cormons, Collio,
Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy

About the producer

Nestled in the Collio region of Friuli, a picturesque area straddling the border between Italy and Slovenia in northeastern Italy, lies the intimate cellar of Terre del Faet. Here, amidst this idyllic setting, the youthful and ambitious Andrea Drius passionately crafts his impressive wines. In 2011, Andrea embarked on his winemaking journey with unwavering courage and determination, revitalizing a project once tended by his grandparents. Since then, he has made significant advancements in both the vineyard and cellar, steadfastly committed to showcasing the very essence of his terroir. From his meticulously tended 6 hectares of vines, which boast an average age ranging between 50 and 100 years old.

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Andrea crafts five exquisite white wines—Friulano, Malvasia, Ribolla Gialla, and Pinot Bianco—alongside one captivating red, Merlot. Rooted deeply in tradition, with a profound connection to the land and his familial heritage, Andrea emerges as a young luminary on the winemaking horizon, poised for a trajectory of continued excellence.

In the Vineyard

Organic biodynamic practices

Organic practices but not certified

Total area under vine

6 hectares

Location of vineyards

Vineyards located in the Pradis area, the warmest region of Colli

Soil details

Ponca, a combination of marl and sandstones with traces of marine foss

In the Cellar

Fermentation practices

Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel, concrete and tonneaux

Yeast utilized

Spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts

Filtration stabilization

Light filtration and cold stabilization

Fermentation & aging vessels

All wines undergo temperature controlled fermentation and aging in a combination of stainless steel and cement,15% in neutral French tonneaux, Rosso aged in old barrique

Additional notes

Winemaker

Andrea Drius

Winemaking style

Andrea 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 their life in barrel and tank.

Wines produced

Friulano, Pinot Bianco, Malvasia, Ribolla Gialla, Collio Vino da Uve Autoctone, Decimo, Merlot

Total production

Depending on the vintage, roughly 30-35,000 bottles are produced each year

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