Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio 2019
This delightful Pinot Grigio is from Livio Felluga, one of the top estate's producing wine in Italy's north-eastern Collio and the Colli Orientali areas within the Friuli region.
This delightful Pinot Grigio is light straw in colour with pink or coppery lights reflecting the brief period of skin contact. Full and open on the nose, with perfumes of orange blossom and wild roses, with some exotic fruit notes. On the palate it has good depth, with tight, restrained flavours of peach and apricot, liquorice and white pepper. Dry, clean and fresh on the finish
Livio Felluga emigrated from Istria and established his property in Brazzano in the 1950s. Convinced of the winemaking potential inherent in Collio and the Colli Orientali of Friuli, he bucked the trend of the times and started buying vineyards. He now has an amazing property, covering 160 hectares in Rosazzo of which 135 are under vine. Recently revitalised by Livio’s four children (Andrea, Maurizio, Elda and Filippo), the estate is now well on the way to reclaiming its rightful place among the great producers in Italy. The energy injected into the estate by the younger generation has been harnessed by consultant viticulturalist/winemaker Stefano Chioccioli. As a result of their combined work, the whites have acquired more intense and focused flavours, while the reds have a ripeness and suppleness that is seldom achieved in Friuli.