Livio Felluga Sharis Bianco 2018
Blending grape varieties in Sharis reconciles the culturally acquired expectations of the local consumer with those of the international wine lover, forming a link between Friuli and the rest of the world. From a winemaking point of view, blending gives the wine balance and complexity. On its own, Ribolla Gialla has aromatics that are not particularly assertive, but its contribution is important, for it gives the blend texture, freshness and vivacity.
Variety: Chardonnay - Ribolla Gialla
Denomination: Indicazione Geografica Tipica Bianco "delle Venezie"
Soil type: Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin
Grape: Chardonnay - Ribolla Gialla
Vine training system: Guyot
Pest control: Low environmental impact integrated pest management Harvest period: First 20 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. Fermentation takes place in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks.
Ageing: After fermentation, the wine is left on the lees for six months. The bottled wine is aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for a minimum of two months.
Appearance: bright yellow with golden reflections.
Nose: Intense and captivating. Elegant notes of white and yellow flowers: jasmine, lily of the valley, golden lily and mimosa with fresh hints of lime, cherry plum and Golden apple. Lemon custard in the finish.
Palate: Lively, balanced and enveloping. Pleasant presence of ripe white fruit, loquat, white cherry, gooseberry and kiwi. Balsamic notes at the close and good persistence with citrus aftertaste.
Serving suggestions: Excellent as an aperitif, it is also an outstanding partner for asparagus, vegetable soups, creamed pulses and marinated fish.
Serving temperature: 12 - 14 °C