Marco Felluga Collio Pinot Grigio Mongris 2018
A wonderfully well-structured white
Hailing from the region of Collio in Italy, this light-bodied white wine from Marco Felluga and his eponymous winery is well-structured and delicious.
TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR
One of the most important grape varieties in the Collio, Pinot Grigio is one of the most popular varieties of white grape in the region. This wine is golden yellow in color, with copper tones. It is very well-structured, well-balanced, and has a nice, long finish.
Once opened, you are immediately greeted by a strong bouquet of acacia flowers, apples, pear, and melon. On the palate, it is elegantly fruity, with notes of citrus, apple, and pear.
PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS
The Marco Felluga Collio Pinot Grigio Mongris is wonderful for aperitifs, served with crackers and young to medium-aged cheeses. Try it with feta, chevre, ricotta, or gruyere, paired with our crackers from Paul & Pippa.
It also goes brilliantly with green salads, or an appetizer of mushrooms sauteed in olive oil, garlic, and thyme. Enjoy a glass with shellfish dishes, like a tomato-based seafood pasta, or tiger prawns in tomato and basil sauce. Surprisingly, Pinot Grigio is also excellent with a bowl or carbonara.
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.