Livio Felluga Terre Alte 2015

£49.99

TASTING NOTE

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

The vines are guyot-trained, with an ecologically sustainable approach to viticulture.  Livio Felluga own 135 hectares of prime vineyard in Rosazzo, the best area in Friuli.  The quality of the grapes reflects this even in difficult vintages.

The bunches were carefully destemmed and left to macerate for a short period. Next, the fruit was soft crushed. The must obtained was then allowed to settle. The Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon fermented at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, where they matured for about ten months. The Friulano fermented and aged in small casks of French oak. The Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon matured in stainless steel while the Friulano stayed in small oak casks. After ageing for about ten months, the wines were blended. This was then followed by nine months ageing in bottle before release.

40% Sauvignon Blanc
30% Friulano
30% Pinot Blanc/Pinot Bianco

13.5% abv

Livio Felluga Terre Alte 2015
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