Livio Felluga Sosso Riserva (750ml)
Friuli Venezia Giulia
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Arguably the best and most recognized producer from Fruili, the wines of Livio Felluga are sought after by connoisseurs and collectors around the globe. The story of Livio Felluga and his wines is bound up with the history of this very special land in the north east corner of the Adriatic, where the Mediterranean meets central Europe. It is a history of ever-shifting frontiers, vanished empires, passing wars and people who have chosen to remain. After the second world war, when the rural population was moving away, leaving the land and abandoning the crops, Livio Felluga faced a battle to revive the hills of the Firulian countryside. He was convinced that only high-quality viticulture could breathe new life into this region. With great courage, he began to restore old vineyards and plant new ones, introducing innovative ideas and techniques. It was hard work, but Livio Felluga set to it with the tenacity and passion that would help him in the coming years to create one of Friuli’s most impressive wineries, earning his universally acknowledged reputation as the man who re-established Friuli’s winemaking heritage.
Created in 1989, this wine is named after the Sossó stream, which runs at the foot of the hill where the grapes grow. Made with carefully selected and oldest vines of Merlot and Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso grapes, together with a small percentage of Pignolo, from Rosazzo. Sossò is the result of skillful vinification and barrique maturation that lasts for 18 months. A supremely complex and well-structured wine, it stands out for its elegant, ripe, sweet, fruity tannins.