Livio Felluga Vertigo 2009

Bordeaux Red Blends from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

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Item No. 129906
  • red wine
  • W&S90
Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

The Livio Felluga Vertigo displays intense ruby red color with purple hues. On the nose there are intense, fruit forward aromas of black cherry, currange and blueberries integrated with sweet spice and anise. On the palate, full-bodied, elegant and well-structured with well-integrated sweet tannins balanced with flavors of ripe red berry.

Critical Acclaim

"This blend has merlot’s softness (75 percent) tightened up by the prickily tannins of cabernet sauvignon (25 percent). The generous blackberry fruit is as cushioned as a bed of moss, the tannins rounded by a graphite gloss. Delicious with a Sunday roast."
90 Points

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ROBO3591 - Bellmore, NY (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(4/12/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
FULL FLAVOR,NOT HARSH. WILL BUY AGAIN
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Big_Jilm - Gaithersburg, MD (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/25/2014)
Style: Light & Fruity
Solid Tuesday night bottle. Good acidity and light fruit, light oak. Would go well with a range of foods much like a pinot but with a bit more character.
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Learn About Livio Felluga Map ItMap It

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 Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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