Langhe DOC 'Long Now' 2015 (750 ml.) -...
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'Illivio' by Livio Felluga is an intense and rich white wine with remarkable personality, born from white berried grapes of French origin, Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay, with a small percentage of Picolit that gives it a light and pleasant residual sugar. It is a rich, dense and complex wine, which expresses ripe fruity aromas, due to aging in small oak barrels, soft tropical notes, a slight spiciness and a clear and characteristic fresh and mineral vein. The sip is rich and intense, soft and full of volume, with a harmonious finish, characterized by freshness and flavor.
A unique name in the Italian production scene, as well as a symbol of a region and its wines, it is easy to understand how much the story of Livio Felluga intertwines with that of a whole territory. A story that has as its protagonist a family that survived two world wars, which has witnessed the change of borders around it, and then decides to settle on the gentle buttresses of the Friuli hills. It is here that, not far from Cormòns in the province of Gorizia, Livio Felluga had to undertake a new battle to resurrect the hill, convinced that only the rebirth of quality cultivation could bring life back to the Friulian countryside. With great courage he began to rearrange the old vineyards and to plant new ones, introducing innovative ideas and methods. A hard work, made of stubbornness and passion, which over the years will lead him to create one of the most beautiful and significant business realities of the Peninsula, fully acquiring the unanimously recognized title of re-founder of the Friulian wine tradition.
Currently the company can count on a large area under vines, which from the denomination of the Collio up to that of the Colli Orientali del Friuli, covers about 155 hectares. In the vineyard, the varieties encountered are both native and international, for which we have Friulano and pinot bianco, chardonnay and ribolla giallo, sauvignon blanc and pinot grigio, picolit and refosco, pignolo and merlot . Grapes that are transformed into what are now called as the "wines of the geographical map", which has always been reproduced on the label and depicting an old map of the farms.
And then here comes the "Vertigo", the "Nuaré" and the "Sharis", then gradually all the others, up to the "Terre Alte": wines from a cellar that still shines today for quality and for the territorial character it manages to express, a true ambassador of the best Friulian - and therefore Italian - whites all over the world.