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Livio Felluga - Illivio 2018

White wine from Friuli-Venezia-Giulia · Italy
Price: £37.95
Case Rate: £37.95
Ex Tax: £31.63
Country:
Wine Region: Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
Winery: Livio Felluga
Wine Maker: Andrea Felluga and Viorel Flocea
Grape: Pinot Blanc / Pinot Bianco
Grape Percentage: 60% Pinot Blanc/Pinot Bianco , 30% Chardonnay, 10% Picolit
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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93 pts  Wine Advocate/Robert Parker
Country:
Wine Region: Friuli-Venezia-Giulia
Winery: Livio Felluga
Wine Maker: Andrea Felluga and Viorel Flocea
Grape: Pinot Blanc / Pinot Bianco
Grape Percentage: 60% Pinot Blanc/Pinot Bianco , 30% Chardonnay, 10% Picolit
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

Intense straw yellow. The nose is fragrant, elegant and intense with aromas of sweet fruit, pineapple, candied orange, acacia flowers, rose and vanilla. Full and compact on the palate it shows exotic, mineral and persistent flavours with pleasant notes of pear and cream.

Winery information

Livio Felluga

There are few producers who have been more important in defining the quality image of Italian white wines than Livio Felluga. Their landmark Terre Alte was first produced in 1981, and they have continued to make innovative and consistently high quality wines ever since.The way in which winemaker Andrea Felluga has embraced Stelvin is another example of his forward-looking outlook. After experimenting for five years, Andrea now feels confident that Stelvin is the right step for the Felluga wines, and that it will retain the freshness and perfumes that mark these wines out from the crowd.

This quality of the Felluga range is in large part due to the fact that the fruit is grown on their 200 hectare property, 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 grapes used in the fabled Terre Alte blend, are planted. Andrea Felluga and consultant Stefano Chioccioli have ensured that the quality of the fruit is preserved in the finished wine.

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Expert reviews

Wine Advocate/Robert Parker (2013) - 93 pts

May 2016 - Monica Larner - A blend of Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay and Picolit, the 2013 Friuli Colli Orientali Illivio is a true standout in this slightly cooler vintage. The bouquet is rich and penetrating with creamy peach, apricot and white almond. Honey and toasted pine nut are also present in balanced measure. The wine is tightly stitched together with a compact texture and an enduring mouthfeel. The results are stunning.


Wine Spectator (2013) - 88 pts

A smoky white, with rich hints of salted butter accenting the glazed apricot and lemon curd flavors. Well-meshed, featuring a subtle finish. Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay and Picolit. Drink now through 2019.


James Suckling (2012) - 92 pts

A wine with sliced apples, pineapple and lemon curd. A medium to full body with hints of apple pie and honey, follows through to a pie-crust aftertaste. A rich but fresh wine. Drink now.


Wine Enthusiast (2013) - 88 pts

A blend of Pinot Bianco, Chardonnay and Picolit, this offers muted scents of wildflower, toasted oak and orchard fruit. The palate offers oak-driven vanilla, butterscotch, candied nectarine and yellow apple skin.

Vinification notes

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 ferments at controlled temperatures in small casks of French oak, where it matures for about ten month, followed by a further two months in bottle before release