Livio Felluga Terre Alte 2020
Region: Colli Orientali, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 50% Friulano 25% Pinot Bianco 25% Sauvignon Blanc
Intense straw yellow in colour. On the nose, this wine is extremely complex and rich. Aromas of exotic fruit combine perfectly with notes of bergamot, citrus peel and sweet almond. Full-bodied, structured and layered, the palate has a refreshing savoury minerality followed by a long, complex finish, fruity notes of orange, white peaches closing on a lovely vegetal hint of sage and white pepper
Livio Felluga owns 135 hectares of prime vineyard in Rosazzo, the best area in Friuli. The fruit for this wine comes from the hillside vineyards around the Rosazzo abbey, where viticulture dates back to the 1082 AD. The soil here is composed by 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.