Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio 2018
This celebrated variety derives from a bud mutation of Pinot Noir. Pinot Grigio favours cooler climates and finds its ideal habitat on the hillsides. Livio Felluga's vinification technique gives the wine finesse and elegance while preserving the faint coppery highlights that are Pinot Grigio's hallmark. Without doubt, it is the best-known Friulian wine around the world.
Variety: Pinot Grigio
Denomination: Friuli Colli Orientali Designated zone: D.O.C.
Soil type: Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin
Grape: Pinot Grigio
Vine training system: Guyot
Pest control: Low environmental impact integrated pest management Harvest period: First ten days of September
Harvest method: Manual
Vinification: The grapes are carefully destemmed and left to macerate for a short period. Next, the fruit is soft crushed. The must obtained is then allowed to settle. The now-clarified must fermentes in temperatured controlled stainless steel tanks. Ageing: 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.
Appearance: brilliant yellow with rosy and coppery tones.
Nose: Complex, powerful and enveloping. Rich and multi-layered: the flower contribution of orange blossom, daisy and white wisteria develops in ripe fruit notes: apricot, Percoca peach, white melon and yellow peach. Sweet sensations of custard and crème brûlé are in perfect balance with the freshness of citrus fruit.
Palate: Crisp, ample and compact. Full, progressive. The attack is complex and velvety, fresh, embracing. Excellent aromatic accord with the nose: pineapple, melon, Nashi pear, yellow peach and sweet pastry notes enhanced by lively freshness and pleasant savoury notes. The finish is fresh, tense and very persistent with citrus and white fruit aftertaste.
Serving suggestions: A particularly good match for fish, seashell, risottos and baked vegetables.
Serving temperature: 12 - 14 °C