Puiatti’s approach to producing wines in northern Italy’s Friuli region is defined by what they DO NOT do: no oak, no over-ripening, no maceration, no inoculation, and no oxidation. This simple approach in limiting intervention results in extraordinarily complex wines, which showcase variety, typicity and purity. As Vittorio Puiatti concludes, “nature loves simplicity, as simplicity is the form of greatness.” (1967)
Puiatti was founded in 1967 by Vittorio Puiatti in the northeastern corner of Italy’s Friuli region. Vittorio was a pioneer of modern winemaking methods and sought to highlight Friuli’s indigenous and international grape varieties by emphasizing their purity – no oak is ever used in production.
Bordered by Slovenia, Austria and the Adriatic sea, the Friuli wine region benefits from both maritime and continental climates. The cool, dry Bora wind coming down from the Balkans alternates with breezes blowing in from the Adriatic. The region also experiences easterly winds blowing up from the Mediterranean. This causes a unique microclimate, beneficial to the production of white wines, particularly aromatic varietals. Plentiful sunshine and wide temperature variation assists in the slow maturing of the vines, yielding firm, well-balanced grapes full of flavor and aroma. The Puiatti estate is located in two of Friuli’s most important wine producing areas: 25 acres in Collio and 124 acres in Isonzo.
As part of Bertani Domains, Puiatti enjoys the combined resources and winemaking expertise of its parent company, while maintaining complete autonomy for the stylistic direction of the wines.
Bertani Domains was founded in January 2014, encompassing five distinct wineries across Italy. The parent company is the historic Bertani property in the Veneto, whose role is to act as custodian of each domain, without ever sacrificing each property’s individual identity.
The headquarters of the Puiatti winery speak to the essential philosophy of its wines with its sharp, clean, and linear architecture.