Livio Felluga, Friulano 2018

Livio Felluga

2018
Friuli Colli Orientali

It is to be said that Livio Felluga, the producer, is one of the patriarchs of Friulian and Italian wine. Friulano is an indigenous variety also called Sauvignon vert. Now nearly a hundred years of age, he looks proudly at his life’s work that is now in the hands of his four children.

Felluga’s Friulano has intense canary yellow with greenish hues. Notes of spearmint, green citrus peel, thyme and marjoram are varietal aromas while in the mean time hints of orange blossom and ginger arise from the glass. Palate is balanced, elegant, savory with nice acidity and mineral notes; typical bitter almond aftertaste integrated in a pleasant grassy finish that extends the sensation.

Variety
Friulano
Alcohol-abv
13.00%
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Friuli Venezia Giulia

Friuli Venezia Giulia

Geographyand Climate Conditions

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a wine region in the far north-eastern corner of Italy, and is bound by the borders with Austria and Slovenia. Though the wines produced in this region represent only two percent of the Italy's production, to some here is where the best whites are made.

The mountainous topography in the north and east lifts many vineyards above the low-lying cloud that is sometimes trapped between the hills and the coast. This allows the vines to bask in bright sunshine without overheating, allowing the grapes to develop full phenolic complexity and aromatic depth before their sugar levels peak.

DOCG and DOC

The region is home to three DOCG titles, all for white wines. The Colli Orientali del Friuli Picolit and its Ramandolo enclave, and Rosazzo DOCG. Complementing the three DOCGs are ten DOCs with the most important represented by Friuli-Grave DOC, Lison-Pramaggiore DOC, Carso DOC which is the most eastern italian DOC, stretching around Trieste, including also part of Balcanic peninsula. Colli Orientali del Friuli and Collio Goriziano are the remainings DOC where are produced outstanding white wines.

Grape varieties

Apart for Friulano wine, other local whites include Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Bianco, Pinot Grigio, Ribolla Gialla, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Traminer Aromatico, Verduzzo and Malvasia Istriana. Among the reds produced in Friuli-Venezia Giulia are Collio Cabernet, Merlot, Pignolo, Pinot Noir, Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, Schioppettino, Tazzelenghe.