Livio Felluga, Pinot Grigio/Gris, Fruili-Venezia Giuli, Italy, 2018 through Merchant of Wine.

Livio Felluga, Pinot Grigio/Gris, Friuli-Venezia Giuli, Italy, 2018

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Overview of the Wine
The winery was founded in 1956, after Livio Felluga relocated from his native Istria, but the family's winemaking traditions date back to the mid-19th century. Now in his 90s, founder and patriarch Livio Felluga is accredited with innovating and mastering modern wine making in Italy. His reputation for creating exceptionally lush, crisp and well-balanced wines extends well beyond the region of Friuli. His wines are recognized the world over as the finest in their categories.

The 500-acre Livio Felluga Estate includes 370 acres of rolling hillside vineyards in the Collio and Colli Orientali del Friuli. Friuli's temperate climate, protected by the Alps to the north and moderated by the Adriatic Sea to the south is a winemaker's dream. The sparse soil of marl and calcareous deposits is ideal for the white varieties, and also for their complex red wines.

Felluga does not believe in undistinguished, homogenous wine styles, but rather focuses on subtle, elegant expressions of wines made from grapes which have been grown in Friuli for centuries. Balance and clarity are the hallmarks of these wines, with minimum influence from oak and maximum freshness.

Grape / Blend
Pinot Grigio/Gris

Origin
Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Tasting Notes
Brilliant yellow in color, this wine offers complex, rich and multi-layered aromas of orange blossom, daisy, white wisteria, apricot, peach, white melon and yellow peach. Sweet sensations of custard and creme brule are in perfect balance with the freshness of citrus fruit. On the palate, it is complex, fresh and velvety, echoing the nose with notes of pineapple, melon, Nashi pear, yellow peach and sweet pastry. The finish is fresh, tense and very persistent with citrus, white fruit, and pleasant savory notes.

A particularly good match for fish, seashell, risottos and baked vegetables.

92 Points - James Suckling
Aromas of sliced apple, green pear, lemon curd and almond cream. It’s medium-to full-bodied with crisp acidity and a creamy, flavorful and rounded finish. Drink now.

 

Product size: 750ml

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