Color: yellow with intense coppery highlights
Nose: broad and complex, with flowery notes of wild roses, acacia blossom, tropical fruit and apricot;
Palate: fruity, elegant and full-bodied, with a good follow-though on the back palate and attractively balanced acidity.
Soft, lingering finish, with notes of tropical fruit.
James Suckling 91 points - The 2012 Friuli Colli Orientali Pinot Grigio shows a surprisingly fragrant side of the grape with bright aromas of white peach, lemon blossom and honeydew melon. Pretty floral intensity fills in the rear. This is a rather unusual and especially sophisticated expression of stainless steel Pinot Grigio. Mineral tones and bright acidity appear on the close. Drink: 2014-2016.
LIVIO FELLUGA VINEYARDS 2012 LIVIO FELLUGA PINOT GRIGIO
"Aromas of sliced mangoes and bananas with hints of white pepper on the nose of this white follow through to a full body, with bright acidity and a crisp finish. This is always wonderful and intense. Really spicy too. Screw cap. Drink now." James Suckling 91 points
|Wine maker notes
|Vinification: The bunches were carefully destemmed and left to macerate for a short period. Next, the fruit was soft crushed. The must obtained was then allowed to settle. The now-clarified must fermented at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, where it matured for about six months.
Ageing: After fermentation, the wine was left on the lees in the stainless steel containers for six months. Bottling took place in March 2004. The bottled wine was aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for a minimum of two months.
|This celebrated variety derives from a bud mutation of Pinot Nero. As Pinot Grigio prefers cool climates, hillside vineyards are its ideal habitat. Modern vinification techniques give the wine finesse and elegance while preserving the faint coppery highlights that are Pinot Grigio’s hallmark. Without doubt, it is the best-known Friulian wine around the world.