Livio Felluga Friulano Colli Orientali 2017 (Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy) - [JS 92] [WA 90]

Livio Felluga Friulano Colli Orientali 2017
(Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy) - [JS 92] [WA 90]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
After fermentation, the wine settles on the lees in the stainless steel containers for six months. The bottled wine is aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for a minimum of two months.

Grape: Friulano

Tasting Notes

Appearance: full yellow with fascinating golden and greenish highlihts

Nose: Elegant, intense, captivating. The varietal expression of citrus, tomato leaves and almond is enriched by fruit notes of gooseberry, apricot, kiwi, yellow peach, and by flower aromas of lemon blossom, jasmine, antique rose, and citrus aromas of bergamot and citron peel. Almost viscous aromatic perception in its intensity and structure.

Palate: Embracing, complex, lively. Soft attack and a growing freshness. Notes of ripe Golden apple, dried fruit and vanilla fuse together with balsamic hints of sage and thyme. Pleasant tannins and good persistence with a typical slightly bitter note in the finish and citrus aftertaste.

Serving suggestions: Traditionally drunk as an aperitif in Friuli, great match with prosciutto crudo, salami and other sliced meats; pairs pleasantly with fish dishes and fresh and fatty cheeses.

Ratings & Reviews

92 Points - James Suckling:
"An unusually fragrant, floral and elegant dry white for this appellation in 2017. I love the fruit-salad juiciness on the palate and the long, clean finish. Drink now." (Aug 2018)

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2017 Friuli Colli Orientali Friulano is a well-priced, accessible and versatile wine, but don't underestimate its understated sophistication. You get a very pure and direct interpretation of Friulano, one of Italy's most distinctive white grapes, with generous aromas of stone fruit, melon, saffron and pear. This is a lean-bodied wine, but there is enough inner fiber and substance to keep the wine from ever feeling too thin or short. In fact, the intensity is just right." - Monica Larner (8th Aug 2019)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A graceful white, with a delicate thread of spice dancing through flavors of ripe pear, Marcona almond and candied lemon peel. Subtly mouthwatering and light- to medium-bodied, offering a floral, mineral-laced finish. 5,500 cases made." - AN (12/19)