Forbes contributor Tom Mullen recounts the history of the wines of Friuli of in an educational article about the Collio DOC. He features Attems in the article, showcasing the winery’s expertise in producing some of the best wines of the region. His remarks include: “After visiting the hills, we tasted white wines produced by Attems. Some, such as the Trebes Collio, are aged in Austrian manufactured 530-gallon (20 hectoliter) acacia barrels which amplify floral flavors and provide more gentle tannins than oak. I would score the Ribolla Gialla and Sauvignon Blanc wines 95 points and above on a 100-point scale; the Pinot Grigio is also a well-made, well-priced wine to start an afternoon meal with.”
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The Attems Pinot Grigio demonstrates all of the amazing qualities of the Collio region in Friuli Venezia-Giulia: it has superb weight and texture, and is mineral-edged, savory, tangy, and lively.
Attems Sauvignon Blanc, like others from the region, remains a hidden treasure. The wines can be compared in fruit ripeness to Sancerre, with a more intense bouquet as well as a lusher weight and texture. Attems shows how the value of quality-driven, artisanal producers can be extraordinary.
Attems is one of the most historic producers in the northern Italian region of Friuli, with a winemaking heritage dating back nearly a millennium. Attems wines have a decidedly Friulian character: fresh, full of flavor and elegant, they respect the singularity of the unique terroir of a region ripe for discovery.