2021 Livio Felluga Friulano Colli Orientali del Friuli, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
$29.99 USD $33.00 USD
On the nose, Friulano is very intense, subtle and complex. Citrusy hints of grapefruit and cedar wood alternate with balsamic and menthol notes, continuing in a crescendo of ginger and white pepper, which blend together with aromatic herbs such as thyme, laurel, rosemary and hints of Mediterranean scrub.
An intriguing note of bitter almonds accompanies the sensations of apples, pears, peaches and apricots. On the palate, Friulano is complex, fresh and mineral. A subtle, smooth, enfolding entry with intriguing tanginess blending with great freshness. Overall, it is harmonious, well-structured and beautifully lingering. Good clear correspondence with the aromas, marked ginger spiciness and intriguing hints of saffron on the palate, accompanied by a seductive almondy finish.
Traditionally enjoyed as an aperitif in Friuli, this wine is a great match with prosciutto crudo, salami and other sliced meats. It also pairs beautifully with fish dishes and fresh and fatty cheeses.