2011/2 ‘Sharis’, Livio Felluga, Fruili, Italy
A blend of Chardonnay and Ribolla Gialla. Fragrant white peaches with a rich intense, elegant palate and a long finish. The Ribolla contributes the verve and the Chardonnay the creaminess. Fantastic.
There are few producers who have been more important in defining the quality image of Italian white wines than Livio Felluga. Their landmark 'Terre Alte' was first produced in 1981, and they have continued to make innovative and consistently high quality wines ever since. The way in which winemaker Andrea Felluga has embraced Stelvin is another example of his forward-thinking approach. After experimenting for five years, Andrea now feels confident that Stelvin is the right step for the Felluga wines and that the closure will help retain the freshness and perfumes that mark these wines out from the crowd. The quality of the Felluga range can largely be attributed to the fruit being grown on their 200 hectare property, which is divided into 300 parcels. The estate's vineyards straddle provincial borders, being located in both Colli Orientali and Collio.