Wine "Illivio", Colli Orientali Friuli DOC, 2013
The wine is straw-yellow color.
The taste of wine is elegant and balanced, with notes of yellow plum and medlar, cashew nuances, siliceous minerals, nori and panna cotta, with an oily texture and a breathtaking finish.
The wine has a complex, intense, enveloping aroma, which harmoniously interwoven notes of quince, caramel, raisins, papaya, candied citrus, lime honey, poppy and pine nuts.
Wine is an excellent complement to fish dishes, risotto and fresh cheeses.
The grapes for "Illivio" grown on sandy and marl soils Eocene period. The vines are cultivated by the method of Guyot. Harvest for wine production is harvested by hand in mid-September. First berries carefully destebliruyutsya and are pre-short maceration, and then gently pressed and decanted. Fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature in small French oak barrels where the wine is then aged on its lees for 10 months. The drink then another 9 months "resting" in bottles.
Livio Felluga - one of the most impressive names and one of the most prominent wineries in Friuli. His ancestors produced Refosco and Malvasia on the island Istria. Livio Felluga - fourth-generation family wine - Friuli moved to seventy years ago. In the fifties of the XX century, he founded the winery Brac and became the first vineyards on the hill of Rosazzo. Hill was in a deplorable state. With great courage Felluga began to transplant old vine cultivation and new, using unique ideas and innovative methods. The result of hard work, made with great tenacity and passion, was the creation of one of the most famous vineyards of Italy.
Today, the company has expanded its possessions in the hilly area Colli Orientali del Friuli and occupies more than 160 hectares, of which 135 hectares - great vineyards. Production averaged 650,000 bottles per year, which are exported worldwide. Livio Felluga still passionately devoted to the cause and gladly pass on to their children, which sees the present and the future of the company, love of the land, rich in knowledge and traditions friulanskogo winemaking.