livio felluga sauvignon doc 2019

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A variety originally from France, Sauvignon was introduced into Friuli under the Hapsburgs and became widely planted in the early 20th century. The wine is refreshing and captivating, with a generously wide, distinctive range of aromas, with notes of exotic fruit, yellow pepper, tomato leaf, mint and box hedge notes. It's a traditional wine from Friuli.

History of the producer

In Friuli, and now not only on this land chosen by men and wines, Livio Felluga is a part of the best wine traditions.

A consolidated wine-making tradition that has passed down through five generations, that goes back to when the family was producing Refosco and Malvasia on their native land on the Istria Island.

Seventy years ago, Livio Felluga, firstborn of the fourth generation who has the great privilege of being considered the “patriarch” of the Friulian enology, moved the business to Friuli.

His urge to succeed helped perpetuate absolute and even stubborn love and devotion to the earth.

Today, the company is proud of their hillside in the Collio and in the Eastern Hills of Friuli: over 160 hectares of property, 155 of which being vineyards.

Product detail

Packaging: 1 x 0,75 lt bottle

Variety: Sauvignon

Denomination: Friuli Colli Orientali

Designated zone: D.O.C.

Soil type: Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin

Grape: Sauvignon

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 ferments in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.

Ageing: After fermentation, the wine is left 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: straw yellow with light green hues, full, luminous and fresh

Nose: Intense, typical, elegant and articulated. The richness of aromas highlights fruit with blackcurrant, passion fruit and white melon; flowers with Lantana, elderberry and orange blossom; spices with chili and ginger; and freshness with oregano, marjoram and mint leaves. Varietal notes of boxwood and tomato leaves blend with subtle citrus hints of lime and grapefruit.

Palate: Ample, fresh, rich and balanced. The perfume complexity is well preserved in the taste. Lime and sage fuse with the explosion of tropical and ripe fruit. Great freshness, pleasant savoury notes and balanced acidity. Long and progressive with mineral hints in the finish, remarkable persistence.

Serving suggestions: Excellent as an aperitif, Sauvignon is also an outstanding partner for asparagus, vegetable soups, legume soups and marinated fish.

Serving temperature: 12 - 14 °C

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Estimated between 19/08/2022 and 20/09/2022