Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio 2014
Yellow with light copper reflections. Elegant, with a well-balanced fusion of dry apricot, Asian pear, bread crust, mulberry, white raspberries, persimmon, propolis, Amorpha Fruticosa (flowering plant: false indigo bush), acacia, white fig. Savory, harmonious, voluminous, fatty; the aftertaste develops through long and complex fruity aromas of yellow plum, jujube, papaya. A more delicate style of pinot grigio from a lighter year with sliced pear, green apple and mineral aromas and flavors. Medium to light body, fresh acidity. Very minerally. Drink now. Screw cap
The winery was founded in 1956, after Livio Felluga relocated from his native Istria, but the family’s winemaking traditions date back to the mid-19th century. Now in his 90s, founder and patriarch Livio Felluga is accredited with innovating and mastering modern wine making in Italy. His reputation for creating exceptionally lush, crisp and well-balanced wines extends well beyond the region of Friuli. His wines are recognized the world over as the finest in their categories.
The 500-acre Livio Felluga Estate includes 370 acres of rolling hillside vineyards in the Collio and Colli Orientali del Friuli. Friuli’s temperate climate, protected by the Alps to the north and moderated by the Adriatic Sea to the south is a winemaker’s dream. The sparse soil of marl and calcareous deposits is ideal for the white varieties, and also for their complex red wines.
Felluga does not believe in undistinguished, homogenous wine styles, but rather focuses on subtle, elegant expressions of wines made from grapes which have been grown in Friuli for centuries. Balance and clarity are the hallmarks of these wines, with minimum influence from oak and maximum freshness.