Livio Felluga – Terre Alte

R955.01

Created in 1981, Terre Alte is considered one of Italy’s most prestigious white wines. The balanced blend of Friulano, Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon grapes, estate-grown at Rosazzo in the historic Terre Alte vineyards, yelds a superbly elegant wine with a profusion of intense fruit and flower aromas. A wine of outstanding structure, Terre Alte acquires a wonderfully complex bouquet of tertiary aromas with bottle aging.
A full bodied white wine that transcends Italian norms. Generous fruit aromas and flavours backed up by herbal, salty mineral structure that is long lasting in the palate. It combines the highly characterful Friulano and Sauvignon Blanc using Pinot Blanc as a bridge to enhance structure.

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Description

TASTING NOTES

Appearance: brilliant yellow, luminous and intense

Nose: Great elegance and complexity. Rich bouquet, embracing and harmonious. Refined white flowers, jasmine and acacia blossom blend with fruit notes of canary melon, yellow peach, apricot compote and tropical hints of passion fruit and pineapple. Citrus aromas are enriched by elegant creamy sensations of pastry, candied almond, vanilla, crème brûlé. Balsamic finish of cedar wood, thyme and liquorice. Constant evolution.

Palate: Vigorous attack, full and velvety. Excellent harmony with the nose and great refinement. Pleasant acidic note. Mineral, savoury and round. The richness of tropical fruit, nuts and creamy notes is enhanced by spicy notes of white pepper and cardamom. Long and persistent, the aftertaste is elegant and florid.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Serve at the optimal temperature of 14 – 15 °C
Excellent with fish dishes, with vegetable first courses, white meat and cheese.

AGING POTENTIAL

Excellent ageing potential for over 15-20 years.

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Additional information

Wine Region

Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Appellation

Rosazzo DOCG

Wine Estate

Livio Felluga

Wine Cultivar

Friulano, Pinot Bianco, Sauvignon Blanc

Vintage

2016

Food Pairing

Cheese-Herb Infused, Fish – Fried, Tempura, Fish Tartare / Carpaccio, Fowl, Fresh Oysters, Fried Vegetable / Tempura, Peking Duck

Size

750 ml

Wine Style

Elegant, Floral, Fresh

Suggested for

Cellaring / Collecting

VARIETY: Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Blanc
YIELD/HECTARE: 6 tons/ha
HARVEST PERIOD: End of September
VINEYARD PRACTICES: Manual
FERMENTATION VATS: The Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon fermented at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, where they matured for about ten months. The Friulano fermented and aged in small casks of French oak.
FERMENTATION TEMPERATURE:
ALCOHOL BY VOLUME: 13.5
LENGTH OF FERMENTATION: 15-20 days

MATURATION METHOD: The Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon mature in stainless steel while the Friulano stays in small oak casks. After ageing for ten months, the wines were blended. The bottled wine was aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for nearly 9 months.
LENGTH OF MATURATION: