Livio Felluga Merlot 2003

Merlot from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

$22.99
Item No. 88699
  • red wine
  • WN90
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Winemaker's Notes

The Livio Felluga Merlot has a very intense ruby red color with an aroma that shows breadth and elegance and sensations of red berry fruit lifted by spicy notes of toasty oak. Its palate is broad and soft with sweet tannins; in harmony with the acidity creating a lingering fruit and spice after aroma.

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The winery was founded in 1956, after Livio Felluga relocated from his native Istria, but the family's winemaking traditions date back to the mid-19th century. Now in his 90s, founder and patriarch Livio Felluga is accredited with innovating and mastering modern wine making in Italy. His reputation for creating exceptionally lush, crisp and well-balanced wines extends well beyond...

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Learn About Friuli-Venezia Giulia

(free-oo-lee veh-netz-ee-ah gwee-yee-ah) The furthest east of the Tre-Venezie, Friuli-Venezia Giulia (usually just called Friuli) is celebrated for its zingy and zesty whites. Hugging the alps and the Austrian border, the climate here is cool and the vines are planted on the hillsides, allowing for more sun exposure. The cool temperatures of the region result in the lively...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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