Oh, hello, Friulano!! A local specialty of the Friuli-Venezia Giulia region in the far northeast of Italy. 🇮🇹
This beautiful wine is the Livio Felluga Friuli Colli Orientali DOC Friulano (2021).
Livio Felluga was an early adopter and pioneer of modern production techniques in the region, employing the use of stainless steel tanks, delicate grape pressing, and temperature-controlled (cooler) fermentations to produce clean, varietal-driven and refreshing white wine styles the region is now known for 🙌🏻👏🏻
The fruit used to make this wine hails from the Colli Orientali DOC, situated on hillside sites, stretching along the border of Slovenia, benefiting from higher altitudes, and cooling Alpine breezes, in support of a firm acid structure.
👁️ This wine has a medium lemon hue with a medium (+) bouquet 👃🏻 of white peach, green apple, Meyer lemon, clementine peel, green mango, white blossom, mint, basil, rosemary, white pepper, and wet pavement (petrichor).
👄 On the palate, this wine has a rich texture and weighted mouthfeel, balanced by medium (+) acidity, supporting its structure, while adding freshness and lift. Flavors are consistent with the nose – well-defined and concentrated. Alcohol is medium (13.5% ABV) with a warming presence.
We paired this lovely wine with smoked salmon canapés made with lemon-marinated cucumbers and crème fraiche, lemon zest, shallot, fresh dill and chives on Norwegian crispbread, and was a stellar match-up! 🤩
Cheers to the pioneers who’ve shaped the evolution in wine styles we’ve come to know and love! — a month ago
Inky black with hardly any ageing on the rim.
Needs a bit of time to blow the age stink off… the shows ripe dark fruit, some kirsch, but also some age sowing with balsamic notes, a bit leather & roast.
On the palate this is not shy, full bodied, quite powerful, with still quite a tannic frame. Big, rich & ageing… which actually makes it interesting.
Quite nice with a simple barbecue. — 3 months ago
Fresh, crisp taste — 6 months ago
A well-balanced Pinot Grigio. Apples and peach on the pallete. Very enjoyable. — 6 months ago
nice depth with a lasting finish — 3 months ago
Oh yeah, forgot already had one, this might be it. Alive and well and tasting as if it’s in that old yet spry stage! Oh AA 14 deal and had six to start. — 3 months ago
The 2021 Pinot Grigio Mongris is stunning. Sweet smoke and stone dust aromas give way to peach skins and mint. It’s round, supple and lively, with candied lime complementing ripe orchard fruits. Vanilla bean and almond paste nuances linger and leave the palate completely refreshed. $21.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, May 2023) — 5 months ago