Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio Collio 2009
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. 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.
Founder Livio Felluga is a 5th generation winemaker credited with innovating and mastering modern winemaking in Italy. He is known for creating exceptionally lush, crisp and well-balanced wines that are recognized as the finest in their categories. Livio Felluga has been called one of the 7 stars in the last 100 years of Italian winemaking.
External Reviews for Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio Collio
A true standard bearer for the white wines of Northern Italy's Collio region, this 2008 Pinot Grigio from Livio Felluga was ranked #79 on the Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines of 2009. About this 2009 they said "Orange blossom aromas and flavors stand out in this creamy version, with quince, mineral and dried herb notes on the palate. Lightly juicy acidity enlivens the wine, and the salty finish lingers."
Orange blossom aromas and flavors stand out in this creamy version, with quince, mineral and dried herb notes on the palate. Lightly juicy acidity enlivens the wine, and the salty finish lingers. Drink now. -AN