Livio Felluga Sauvignon 2019
A variety initially 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.
The grapes used to make Livio Felluga Sauvignon are harvested by hand during the first ten days of September. And once they reach the winery, the clusters are gently destemmed and allowed to macerate for a short time. They are then pressed to obtain the must that ferments in stainless steel tanks under controlled temperatures. The resulting wine is aged for six months with its fine lees in stainless steel tanks, and it refines and rests in the bottle for a further two months in the winery before being sold.
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 slight 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 leave 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 savory 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.