Marco Felluga Collio Friulano Amani 2018
Fresh and fruity
From the hilly terrains of Collio, Italy, comes this beautiful white wine by renowned winery, Marco Felluga. It’s fresh and fruity, well-structured and balanced.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
The Marco Felluga Collio Friulano Amani is made from 100% Friulano grape. The Friulano grape has plantings in the area dating to as far back as the 11th century, making it one of the oldest indigenous grape varieties in Friuli.
This white wine is straw yellow in appearance, with subtle green tinges. On the nose, it gives off almond blossoms, grass, and lemon. And on the palate, it exudes flavors of peach and tropical fruit, with notes of green apple.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
This refreshing Friulano is wonderful for aperitifs. Pair it with fresh cheeses, like mozzarella and ricotta. White wine, in general, is a brilliant partner to seafood, and this one is no exception. Enjoy a glass of this Friulano with some sushi or sashimi. Try it with a seafood risotto, as well. Or a steamed fish dish with ginger and scallions, as well as steamed lobster or crab.
PRIDE OF COLLIO
Collio became home to the Felluga family (whose wine industry lineage dates back to the 1800s) after they lost their property in Istria following World War II. Marco Felluga graduated from a renowned enology school in Conegliano, and opened his own winery in 1956, following his brother who opened his own in Rosazzo.
In 1967, Marco purchased the estate Russiz Superiore, was about five miles from Gradisca d’Isonzo, where his eponymous winery is located. This added 125 acres of cru-level vineyards to the Felluga business. He decided to operate it as a separate entity, but still owned by the family.
Both Marco Felluga winery and Russiz Superiore are the top wine producers in Collio, an Italian hotbed of white wine production.
Store your unopened bottle in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 7 to 15°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.