Livio Felluga, Illivio, 2019
Region: Colli Orientali, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay, Picolit
Intense bright yellow. On the nose, the wine is fragrant, elegant and intense with aromas of magnolia, jasmine and camellia with fruity hints of apricots, coconut, almond milk, vanilla pods and sweet spices. On the palate, it is full and compact showing hints of yellow apple, apricots, honeydew melon and papaya.
The quality of the Felluga range can largely be attributed to the fruit being grown on their 155 hectare property, which is divided into 300 parcels. The estate’s vineyards straddle provincial borders, being located in both Colli Orientali and Collio. Their most prized possession is the holding at Rosazzo, where their Merlot and the grape varieties used in the famed ‘Terre Alte’ blend (Friulano, Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon Blanc) are planted.