Livio Felluga, Terre Alte 2016

Livio Felluga

2017
Rosazzo

Terre Alte is a white wine made by blending Sauvignon, Pinot Blanc and Friulano grapes. Churned out by the hands of Livio Felluga, in Friuli Venezia Giulia region, it represents one of the highest level of estate’s production and is part of Colli orientali del Friuli DO. In this region where marl and sandstone soils are renowned for producing outstanding white wines.

The nose is captivating, very intense, elegant and complex: full of great personality and onward persistant. Aromas of exotic fruit perfectly integrated with notes of sage, white peach, elderberry flowers, hawthorn, citrus peel ad sweet almond. The palate is full, savory, articulate, with an intriguing aftertaste

Associazione Italiana Sommelier: "Five Bunches" 2013

Variety
Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc, Friulano
Alcohol-abv
13.50%
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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.