Color: yellow with intense coppery highlights
Nose: broad and complex, with flowery notes of wild roses, acacia blossom, tropical fruit and apricot;
Palate: fruity, elegant and full-bodied, with a good follow-though on the back palate and attractively balanced acidity.
Soft, lingering finish, with notes of tropical fruit.
Wine Spectator 88 points - A more delicate style of pinot grigio from a lighter year with sliced pear, green apple and mineral aromas and flavors. Medium to light body, fresh acidity. Very minerally. Drink now. Screw cap.
A creamy white, with crushed almond and white peach notes, layered with a subtle, minerally underpinning. Fresh finish. Drink now through 2019. 16,000 cases imported.
Felluga's reputation for creating lush, crisp and well balanced wines extends well beyond the region of Fruili. The flavors are elegant, tense, vibrant, with good balance; great and persistent aromatics. It's a particularly good match for fish, mollusc appetizers, risottos and baked vegetables
|Wine maker notes
|Vinification: The bunches were carefully destemmed and left to macerate for a short period. Next, the fruit was soft crushed. The must obtained was then allowed to settle. The now-clarified must fermented at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, where it matured for about six months.
Ageing: After fermentation, the wine was left on the lees in the stainless steel containers for six months. Bottling took place in March 2004. The bottled wine was aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for a minimum of two months.
|This celebrated variety derives from a bud mutation of Pinot Noir. As Pinot Grigio prefers cool climates, hillside vineyards are its ideal habitat. Modern vinification techniques give 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.