Founded in 1956, the winery was established by patriarch Livio Felluga who is accredited with innovating and mastering modern winemaking in Italy. The family’s winemaking traditions indeed has to trace back to the mid-19th century when Felluga had developed reputation for creating exceptionally lush, crisp and well-balanced wines extending well beyond the region of Friuli. Now, his wines are recognized the world over as the finest in their categories.
The 500-acre Livio Felluga Estate includes 370 acres of rolling hillside vineyards in the Collio and Colli Orientali del Friuli. Friuli’s temperate climate, protected by the Alps to the north and moderated by the Adriatic Sea to the south is a winemaker’s dream. The sparse soil of marl and calcareous deposits is ideal for the white varieties, and also for their complex red wines.The winemaker has manifested its enthusiasm towards making wines of subtle, elegant expressions from grapes which have been grown in Friuli for centuries. Balance and clarity are the hallmarks of these wines, with minimum influence from oak and maximum freshness.
The vineyard includes single-variety whites that bring out the character of their grape with style, as well as the elegant Terre Alte, a skilful blend of Tocai Friulano, Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon, and Illivio, obtained from a special selection of Pinot Bianco grapes. While the jewel in the Livio Felluga range of whites is Picolit, a supremely complex, warm and mellow wine that harmoniously unites sweetness and tangy acidity. A true “meditation wine”, Picolit is as subtle and precious as the old gold it evokes in the glass.