Livio Felluga Terre Alte Case of 6 Bottles 2008
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, the best area in Friuli, 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 focussed flavours, while the reds have a ripeness and suppleness that is seldom achieved in Friuli. Felluga’s Terre Alte was among the very first groundbreaking Italian vini da tavola, together with ‘supertuscan’ Tignanello. Its first vintage was 1971, the same year the first Tignanello was produced. This Sauvignon blend is straw yellow in colour with golden hues. The Terre Alte is very elegant, complex and has a great ‘personality’. On the nose it shows aromas of exotic fruit perfectly integrated to the notes of Mediterranean herbs, acacia flowers, citrus peel, hint of saffron and sweet almonds. The palate is rich and has excellent balance, it is soft, vibrant and fresh with aromatic 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 Terre Alte Case of 6 Bottles
Sicherlich einer der besten Weissweine Italiens. Er wird nur in aussergewöhnlich guten Jahren produziert! Intensives Goldgelb, riecht exotisch, tropische Früchte, zeigt agrume Aromen, süsse Mandeln, komplex, sehr gut strukturiert, voluminös, sehr langer Abgang.