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100% Pinot Grigio
Collio, Italy

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It is obvious that the story of Livio Felluga and his wines is bound up with the history of this very special land in the north east corner of the Adriatic, where the Mediterranean meets central Europe.
It is a history of ever-shifting frontiers, vanished empires, passing wars and people who have chosen to remain. It is the story of a family that endured two world wars, living first in the Austro-Hungarian Empire and then in the young Kingdom of Italy, on the rocky coast of the Istrian peninsula and the lagoon of Grado, before finally settling in the gently rolling hills of Friuli. The return to Italy was far from easy for veterans of the Second World War, especially for those who had left their families in this long-suffering corner of the Adriatic. The survivors came back to find it was no longer a proud bridgehead into Europe. The physical, political and ethnic frontiers had changed irremediably, as had the agricultural and social panorama of the hill country itself. The rural population was moving away, leaving the land the poorer, and abandoning the crops, values and traditions that are indivisible from the soil. Livio Felluga had to face another battle to revive the hills, convinced that only high-quality viticulture could breathe new life into the Friulian countryside. With great courage, he began to restore old vineyards and plant new ones, introducing innovative ideas and techniques. It was hard work, but Livio Felluga set to it with the tenacity and passion that would help him in the coming years to create one of Friuli’s most impressive wineries, earning his universally acknowledged reputation as the man who re-established Friuli’s winemaking heritage. The patriarch Livio Felluga passed away in December 2016 at the age of 102.

It is certainly the best-known Friulian wine in the world: Livio Felluga gives the wine finesse and elegance, maintaining the soft coppery reflections that characterize its color.

Bright and brilliant straw yellow with slight coppery reflections.

Complex, fine and enveloping. Rich and floral, with notes of acacia blossom, jasmine, hawthorn, broom and elderberry. Followed by hints of white and yellow pulp fruit such as pear, peach, golden apple and apricot, blended in a fresh minerality and a pleasant citrus note. Sweet sensations of lemon cream and creme brûlé are supported by a spicy freshness.

Voluminous, crunchy, full. The attack is fresh and enveloping, mineral and savory. Complex aromas in the mouth with rich notes of white peach, lychee, apple and winter melon, complemented by sweet hints of dry pastries. Fresh, savory and balanced. The very long and persistent finish gives a fruity and salty aftertaste.

Particularly suitable for fish dishes, shellfish appetizers, risottos and vegetable flans.

Bred mainly with the Guyot system , the vines of our Pinot Grigio have their roots in the Ponca (Cormòns flysch in technical terms), a soil made up of marl and sandstone of Eocene origin that stratified under the seas over the millennia, which gives our wines a unique flavor and minerality. The harvest took place during the first half of September.

The healthy and perfectly ripe grapes were harvested by hand, in small crates, to preserve the integrity of the berry. Gently destemmed and left to macerate for a short time, it was then softly pressed, and the must thus obtained was clarified by decanting. This was followed by temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel containers. At the end of fermentation, the wine was left on the lees for a few months, to increase its complexity, creaminess and aging potential. Once bottled, it rests in temperature-controlled rooms for refinement.

13.5% ABV


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