Terre Alte Rosazzo DOCG
Created in 1981, Terre Alte is considered one of Italy's most prestigious white wines. The balanced blend of Friulano, Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon grapes, estate-grown at Rosazzo in the historic Terre Alte vineyards, yelds a superbly elegant wine with a profusion of intense fruit and flower aromas. A wine of outstanding structure, Terre Alte acquires a wonderfully complex bouquet of tertiary aromas with bottle aging.
The grapes are harvested by hand at the end of September and carefully de-stemmed, they passes through a short maceration. Then, they are crushed softly and the obtained must is clarified by decantation. Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon ferment at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. Friulano, instead, ferments and refines in small French oak barrels. After a period of 10 months of aging, the grapes are assembled and the wine is bottled, for a further aging in the bottle for about 9 months under controlled temperature.
Terre Alte has an intense straw yellow colour. The bouquet is elegant and refined, noble. An ensemble of floral, spicy, balsamic, pastries and tropical fruits, beautifully mixed together in the glass enchant your senses. We recognize aromas of lemon balm, papaya, cinnamon, nutmeg, asparagus cream, Iberis and zagara flowers, crème caramel, dried oregano. In the mouth it is fresh, firm, powerful. Acacia blossoms, crusts of bread, mussel, pomegranate, green melon blended with mascarpone, anacard and pink salt from the Himalayas. Finely, a soft aftertaste of buttery notes explodes in your mouth.
We recommend serving the wine at a temperature of 14-15 °C.
FOOD MATCHING SUGGESTIONS
The ideal food matching for Terre Alte of Livio Felluga winery? Particularly suitable for fish dishes, it is excellent with pasta with vegetables suaces, white meat and cheese.
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In Friuli, and far beyond this special land of very special people and wines, the name Livio Felluga is synonymous with all that is best in the oenological heritage.
The long family tradition extends over five generations, back to the days when the Fellugas were making Refosco and Malvasia in their native Isola d’Istria.
Seventy years ago, the family’s skills were transferred to Friuli by the eldest son of the fourth generation, Livio, whose great privilege it is to be regarded as the patriarch of viticulture and winemaking in the region.