Review Updated on 2019-04-18
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Rating 94
Style Red
Blend , Pignolo, Refosco
Vintage 2012
Appellation
Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Italy
ABV 13.5%
Price $70.00  Buy This Wine
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Livio Felluga "Sossó" Friuli Colli Orientali DOC Riserva 2012 Review

Friuli took on French varieties after phylloxera devastated most of their native grapes, and this wine is a testament to that history, with two indigenous varieties blended with Merlot. The result is history in a bottle of balance and elegance showing the characteristics of all involved. The Refosco brings the soft, peppery notes and earth tones while the Pignolo hefts up the wine with blackberry fruit and a tannic backbone allowing the Merlot to shine with soft juicy blueberry notes mingling with a hint of oak and vanilla. This is an amazingly structured wine from the banks of the Sosso river in Collio.

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Livio Felluga "Sossó" Friuli Colli Orientali DOC Riserva 2012
Friuli took on French varieties after phylloxera devastated most of their native grapes, and this wine is a testament to that history, with two indigenous varieties blended with Merlot. The result is history in a bottle of balance and elegance showing the characteristics of all involved. The Refosco brings the soft, peppery notes and earth tones while the Pignolo hefts up the wine with blackberry fruit and a tannic backbone allowing the Merlot to shine with soft juicy blueberry notes mingling with a hint of oak and vanilla. This is an amazingly structured wine from the banks of the Sosso river in Collio.

Reviewed On: 01-04-2019
94
POINTS
Livio Felluga "Sossó" Friuli Colli Orientali DOC Riserva 2012
Friuli took on French varieties after phylloxera devastated most of their native grapes, and this wine is a testament to that history, with two indigenous varieties blended with Merlot. The result is history in a bottle of balance and elegance showing the characteristics of all involved. The Refosco brings the soft, peppery notes and earth tones while the Pignolo hefts up the wine with blackberry fruit and a tannic backbone allowing the Merlot to shine with soft juicy blueberry notes mingling with a hint of oak and vanilla. This is an amazingly structured wine from the banks of the Sosso river in Collio.

Reviewed On: 01-04-2019