Notes from Agust Imports:
Dario Guerra is a 3rd generation producer (his father’s name was Albano) who farms 10 hilltop hectares in Friuli’s esteemed Colli Orientali DOC. While it’s normal for producers to have 2 or 3 green harvests, Dario – rather amazingly – treats every vine as an individual, constantly sculpting them all season long!
Guerra Albano is situated in the heart of Colli Orientali, quite close to the Slovenian border. Working up to 15 hours a day in the field, Dario Guerra and family are in a state of near-constant green harvest, sculpting individual plants so that, no matter what the weather, they effectively have every exposition to choose from! In the cellar, they use a peristaltic pump, allowing for softer, less astringent wines and more integrated tannins. This weighty Friulano also has exceptional acidity and a unique “marrow” quality that speaks of soft minerals and salt. Layered floral notes and stone fruit round out the palate.