Livio Felluga, Terre Alte 2017

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Region:

    Friuli-Venezia Giulia

  • Area:

    Colli Orientali

  • ABV:

    13.50%

  • Grape:

    Friulano

  • Grape Blend:

    Friulano 50%, Pinot Blanc 25%, Sauvignon Blanc 25%

  • Vegan:

    Y

  • Winemaker:

    Viorel Flocea

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Livio Felluga Terre Alte 2017 - Wine

Tasting Notes

Intense straw yellow in colour, this wine is intense, elegant, complex and rich on the nose. Aromas of exotic fruit are perfectly integrated with notes of sage, white peach, elderflower, citrus peel and sweet almond. Full-bodied, structured and layered, this fine wine has a refreshing savoury minerality followed by a long, complex finish, with hints of candied citrus and vanilla.

Production Notes

The bunches were de-stemmed without crushing the berries. A brief maceration on the skins for 8-10 hours preceded gentle pressing. The Friulano was fermented and aged in 250 litre French oak barriques (in a mixture of new and used oak), whereas the other two varieties were fermented and aged in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at 18C. After ageing for about 10 months on the fine lees, the wines were blended. The bottled wine was aged for 9 months before release.

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Producer Profile

There are few producers who have been more important in defining the quality image of Italian white wines than Livio Felluga. Their landmark 'Terre Alte' was first produced in 1981, and they have continued to make innovative and consistently high-quality wines ever since. The way in which winemaker Andrea Felluga has embraced screwcap is another example of his forward-thinking approach. After experimenting for five years, Andrea now feels confident that screwcap is the right step for the Felluga wines and that the closure will help retain the freshness and perfume that mark these wines out from the crowd. The quality of the Felluga range can largely be attributed to the fruit being grown on their 200 hectare property, which is divided into 300 parcels. The estate's vineyards straddle provincial borders, being located in both Colli Orientali and Collio. Their most prized possession is the holding at Rosazzo, where their Merlot and the grape varieties used in the famed 'Terre Alte' blend (Friulano, Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon Blanc) are planted. Their Pinot Grigio is wonderfully intense yet balanced, while the Friulano is the most restrained and well-defined example of this variety produced.