Livio Felluga Sharis 2021
Region: Colli Orientali, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 83% Chardonnay 17% Ribolla Gialla
This wine is straw yellow in colour. The nose is vibrant, floral and fruity with aromas of flowers, jasmine, vanilla and orange blossom and hints of pear and pineapple. The palate is lively, tangy and mineral. Flavours of pears and golden apples combined with a refreshing acidity lends to a long and spicy finish.
The estate's vineyards straddle provincial borders and are located in both Colli Orientali and Collio. Vines are planted on hillside vineyards and soils here are marl and sandstone flysch ('ponca' in the local dialect) of Eocene origin. The vines are Guyot trained.
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.