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100% Pinot Grigio
Collio, Italy

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Livio Felluga is a top quality producer in Collio, which is Italy's best area for Pinot Grigio. Felluga Pinot Grigio has been written up in the New York Times, as the #1 Pinot Grigio produced, 'excellent and noteworthy,' and was also chosen by Wine Spectator as a Top 100 Wine of the Year.

At 100 years old, the founder and patriarch, Livio Felluga, was accredited with mastering modern winemaking in Italy. Back from WWII, he sealed a deep bond with the hillsides of Friuli by reviving the vineyards of Rosazzo, later establishing him as “the patriarch of the wines of Friuli.” In 1956, when Livio anticipated an implementation of appellation of origin, he chose an ancient map of the area to create an iconic label to tell the world the story of his wines. Pioneering vision, deep knowledge, respect for the vineyards, and obsession with quality, once embodied by Livio Felluga himself, have been proudly carried out by the company over the years.

Today, the family-owned winery is led by Livio’s son, Andrea Felluga. Known for producing lush, crisp and well-balanced wines, the winery’s reputation extends well beyond the region of Friuli and its wines are recognized in a class with the most esteemed producers from around the world. The Pinot Grigio variety derives from a bud mutation of Pinot Noir. Pinot Grigio favors cooler climates and finds its ideal habitat on the hillsides. Livio Felluga’s vinification technique gives the wine finesse and elegance while preserving the faint coppery highlights that are Pinot Grigio’s hallmark.

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

This noble vine derives from a bud mutation of Pinot Noir and, preferring cool climates, finds its ideal habitat in the hills. The vinification Livio Felluga gives the wine finesse and elegance, maintaining the subtle coppery reflections that unmistakably characterize its colour. It is certainly the best-known Friulian wine in the world.

Predominantly trained on Guyot, the vines of our Pinot Grigio, have their roots in the Ponca (flysch of Cormòns in technical terms), soil composed of marl and sandstone of Eocene origin stratified under the sea over the millennia, which gives our wines unique flavor and minerality. The harvest took place during the first half of September.

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

The grapes are carefully destemmed and left to macerate for a short period. Next, the fruit is gently crushed. The must obtained is then allowed to settle. The now-clarified must ferments in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After fermentation, the wine settles on the lees in the stainless steel containers for six months. The bottled wine is aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for a minimum of two months.

The color is a brilliant yellow with rosy and coppery tones. The nose is complex, powerful and enveloping. Rich and multi-layered: the flower contribution of orange blossom, daisy and white wisteria develops in ripe fruit notes: apricot, Percoca peach, white melon and yellow peach. Sweet sensations of custard and crème brûlé are in perfect balance with the freshness of citrus fruit. The palate is crisp, ample and compact. Full, progressive. The attack is complex and velvety, fresh, embracing. Excellent aromatic accord with the nose: pineapple, melon, Nashi pear, yellow peach and sweet pastry notes enhanced by lively freshness and pleasant. Pairs beautifully with fish, shellfish, risottos, and baked vegetables.

This is an excellent Pinot Grigio from Collio, the premier zone for high quality Pinot Grigio. Round, lush and delicious with great texture, we found fresh toasted almonds, stony fruit, melons, flowers and bright, ripe citrus flavors.

13.5% ABV

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