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Date Printed: 12/5/2016
Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio 2006
Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio 2006
(search item no. 91550)
Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 12/5/2016: $29.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2013 Decanter rating: 91 points
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2012 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Appearance: Straw yellow with golden hues

Nose: Elegant, ample and complex with notes of wild rose and acacia flowers; hints of tropical fruit, peach, apricot, licorice, anise and white pepper

Palate: Elegant, full, with good acidic balance; excellent retro-nasal aromatics; persistent aftertaste with spicy notes of peach, apricot and bergamot

Serving suggestions: A particolarly good match for fish, seafood starters, risottos and baked vegetables.

"This fresh Pinot Grigio gains its complexity from a range of fruit flavors - high notes of lemon-lime and light pear to deeper nectarine. The fruit impressions shift like sunlight through passing clouds. Decant it for roast Cornish game hens stuffed with Meyer lemons."
Wine & Spirits
92 Points

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About Livio Felluga:

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 the region of Friuli. His wines are recognized the world over as the finest in their categories.

The 500-acre Livio Felluga Estate includes 370 acres of rolling hillside vineyards in the Collio and Colli Orientali del Friuli. Friuli's temperate climate, protected by the Alps to the north and moderated by the Adriatic Sea to the south is a winemaker's dream. The sparse soil of marl and calcareous deposits is ideal for the white varieties, and also for their complex red wines.

Felluga does not believe in undistinguished, homogenous wine styles, but rather focuses on subtle, elegant expressions of wines made from grapes which have been grown in Friuli for centuries. Balance and clarity are the hallmarks of these wines, with minimum influence from oak and maximum freshness.