2016 Livio Felluga 'Illivio Bianco' Colli Orientali di Friuli

  • 93JS Friuli Pinot Bianco Beauty
  • Rich & Refreshing
  • From “the patriarch of the wines of Friuli."
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About the Wine

Livio Felluga is credited with innovating and mastering modern winemaking in Italy. Back from WWII, he sealed a deep bond with the hillsides of Friuli by reviving the vineyards of Rosazzo. He is regarded as “the patriarch of the wines of Friuli." Created by Livio Felluga’s children, who dedicated the wine to him for his 85th birthday, Illivio reflects the personality of the family’s “patriarch,” uniting strength with elegance.This family affair born on the slopes of Italy's illustrious white wine providence is further evidence of the Felluga's innate ability to craft some of the region's most sought-after wines. 

He chose an ancient map of the area to create an iconic label to tell the world the story of his wines. Pioneering vision, deep knowledge, respect for the vineyards, and obsession with quality, embodied by Livio Felluga himself, have been proudly carried out by the company over the years.

Today, the family-owned winery is led by Livio‘s son, Andrea Felluga. Known for producing lush, crisp, and well-balanced wines.The winery‘s reputation extends well beyond the region of Friuli, and its wines are recognized in a class with the most esteemed producers from around the world.

Aging: Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay, and Picolit spend 10 months in oak barrels on the lees.

Tasting Notes: The color is an intense straw yellow. fragrant and elegant with notes of white peach and candied citrus peel and hints of perfectly blended woods. The class of the Pinot Bianco, the volume of the Chardonnay, and the sweetness of the Picolit are in balance.

Reviews

Lots of yogurt and bread-dough aromas emerge at first, but with time to open in the glass, dried papaya, mango dessert, and dried apricots are revealed. Full, round and fleshy, boasting layers of tropical and ripe stone fruit and an arsenal of pastry and pie flavors and sensations. A welcome touch of acidity rounds off this fruit-driven wine nicely. Drink now. ~93 James Suckling

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