Livio Felluga Sauvignon 2018
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.
Denomination: Friuli Colli Orientali
Designated zone: D.O.C.
Soil type: Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin
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