Livio Felluga Vertigo 2015 (1x 75cl)

Livio Felluga emigrated from Istria and established his property in Brazzano in the 1950s. Convinced of the winemaking potential inherent in Collio and the Colli Orientali of Friuli, he bucked the trend of the times and started buying vineyards. Their landmark Terre Alte was first produced in 1981 and they have continued to make innovative and consistently high quality wines since. Winemaker Andrea Felluga has embraced stelvin in a characteristically forward looking way. After experimenting with the closure for five years, he felt confident in using the stelvin closure to retain freshness and perfume in his wines.

The blending of varietals in Vertigo serves two purposes. Merlot, which has been traditionally used in Friulan viticulture, forms a link between Friuli and the rest of the world. Cabernet Sauvignon adds balance and complexity to the wine, giving Vertigo structure and aging potential.

The vines are Guyot-trained on marl and sandstone soils. The vineyards are managed with an ecologically sustainable approach to viticulture.

After manual harvesting the bunches were de-stemmed and crushed before fermentation and maceration on the skins in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The juice was pumped over the cap frequently for about three weeks, in order to extract colour and aroma compounds from the skins. The wine was then racked. Maturation in stainless steel and small barrels of French oak lasted 12 months. The bottled wine was aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for nearly four months.

The Livio Felluga Vertigo 2015 is an intense violet red which is almost impenetrable to the naked eye. The aromas are intense and fruity, with notes of fresh plum, raspberry and blackberry. These blend seamlessly with spicy hints of black pepper, tobacco leaves and coffee powder. The palate is thrilling, captivating and vibrant; fruity notes and aromatic hints envelop your palate with silky softness.

Bottle Size: 75cl
Country: Italy
Region: Friuli
Grape Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Delivery: Usually ships in 5-10 working days
Product Code: ITFR0045B15S
£17.75