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Italy - Friuli Venezia Giulia

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Fruili’s hills are Italy’s sanctuary of modern white wine. Todays Fruili style is represented by polished whites of pure, soft, yet fresh aromas, smooth textures and alluring flavours. The region also makes a major share of Merlot and Cabernet, along with distinctive reds from the native Refosco, with some weight, firm structure, excellent fruit and incisive character.

The region has had great success with its single varietal white wines. Friuli’s own Malvasia Istriana, Ribolla Gialla and Verduzzo show great elegance, whereas Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Pinot Bianco from the region tend to be stylish and refined expressions of the grapes. Oak ageing has not been common among whites: most of the wines are delicately fragranced with a very pure character and would not benefit from it. Some producers are experimenting with oak ageing and blending grapes for a more complex style, with great success.

Red wines from Friuli have tended to be single varietal wines made from Italian grapes like Refosco as well as Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot Nero. Historically they were light and approachable and not designed for cellaring. But this is a region where experimentation and forward thinking in the winery is as much part of the routine as homage to traditional techniques is in other parts of Italy. Consequently there are some fine blends on the market, often aged in oak barrels. The resultant wines have great depth and complexity and a firm structure that ensures they are capable of ageing.

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Ponte del Diavolo Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso, 2019

Ponte del Diavolo Refosco dal Peduncolo Rosso is a youthful ruby red with good depth of colour and violet lights. It has a spicy, brambley perfume on the nose, giving way to rounded ripe fruit on the palate. The tannins provide the wine with a well rounded and long lingering finish.

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750ml £13.65

Ponte del Diavolo Pinot Grigio, 2023

Ponte del Diavolo Pinot Grigio is light, bright lemon in colour with a lively, freshly cut pear and baked bread character on the nose. Aromatic, with good structure and body, it has lovely elegance on the palate with the ripe pears, a touch of sherbet and a nutty note offset by the well balanced acidity and freshness.

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750ml £15.35

Ponte del Diavolo Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

Ponte del Diavolo Sauvignon Blanc has lovely fresh perfumes, crisp with notable finesse and complexity. The nose displays ripe apricot with a subtle minerality. It is completed by good acidity on the palate and intense fruitiness, perfectly in balance with the structure of the wine.

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750ml £16.35

Specogna Friulano, 2022

Specogna Friulano has an intense golden yellow colour with youthful emerald hues. It is well-rounded, spiced aromas with varietal characteristics on the nose such as citrus fruits, almonds, exotic fruit and a touch of white peach, complemented by warm spice. A powerful, well structured wine, it has good acidity, a well-orchestrated fruit and mineral complexity and a long, elegant finish.

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750ml £24.50

Specogna Refosco, 2021

Specogna Refosco is deep ruby red in colour with fragile violet highlights. The wine is well recognised by concentrated notes of red berry fruit, ripe cherries and spice box perfumes. With typically attractive acidity balanced with soft tannins, the flavours move into a long and lingering finish.

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750ml £24.85

Specogna Pinot Grigio "Ramato", 2022

Specogna Pinot Grigio \"Ramato\" from Friuli has a soft pink colour with copper highlights, a characteristic of this varietal. It is fresh and floral on the nose, with aromas of apples, pears and elderflower. On the palate, it has more apple and hints of pineapple. The finish is very fruity and long.

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750ml £24.95

Livio Felluga "Vertigo", 2021

Livio Felluga \"Vertigo\" is a black cherry red wine with intense purple highlights. The nose is powerful with lots of dark fruit. There are aromas of cherries, currants, blackberries and blueberries which are integrated with soft sweet spices and a little liquorice. On the palate the wine is vibrant, long and well structured, with good balance between acidity and tannins.

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750ml £31.50

Livio Felluga "Sharis" Chardonnay/Ribolla Gialla, 2022

Livio Felluga \"Sharis\" Chardonnay/Ribolla Gialla is bright yellow in colour with gold reflections. The nose is intense developing layers of tropical fruits, papaya and pineapple complemented by hints of apricot and candied citrus peel. Lively and refreshing, it is full bodied and fruit forward with nuances of gooseberry and lychees on the long finish.

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750ml £31.65

Livio Felluga Friulano, 2022

Livio Felluga Friulano has a powerful nose with typical aromas of citrus peel, vanilla and warm spice. These aromas are complemented with tropical notes and intriguing balsamic and mineral qualities. The wine is well-balanced, full and elegant with a pleasant acidity mixed with lots of fruit on the finish.

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750ml £37.85

Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio, 2022

Livio Felluga Pinot Grigio is straw yellow in colour with light golden hues. Concentrated yey elegant aromas of melon and candied fruit are then complemented by white fruit and floral notes, with a delicate mixture of brioche and honey. Fresh and smooth on the palate, giving a long lingering finish.

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750ml £39.98

Livio Felluga Sauvignon 2022

Livio Felluga Sauvignon is refreshing with notes of exotic fruit, yellow pepper, tomato leaf and mint.

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750ml £39.98

Vie di Romans "Flors di Uls", 2022

Vie di Romans \"Flors di Uls\" is straw yellow in colour with a geen hint and a deeply perfumed floral nose. The wine displays lovely aromas pf wisteria and jasmine, balanced with light spicy notes. The full-bodied palate shows surprising power while the natural zest of Riesling ensures fresh and vibrant acidity. The finish is wonderfully long and aromatic.

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750ml £49.98

Vie di Romans "Piere" Sauvignon Blanc, 2022

Vie di Romans \"Piere\" Sauvignon Blanc is straw yellow in colour and has an open aromatic nose. Fresh peach and greengage perfumes are complemented by a hint of tropical fruit. The wine has excellent balance in the mouth between a rounded, fuller style of Sauvignon and the freshness that is characteristic of this region, finishing with a citrus tang and much minerality.

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750ml £49.98

Vie di Romans "Dessimis" Pinot Grigio, 2022

Vie di Romans \"Dessimis\" Pinot Grigio has a superb bouquet of fresh cooked pastry aromas, scents of Williams pear skin and notes of yellow fruit. The wine has extraordinary complexity and structure on the palate with so many varities of rich-ripe fruit coming through. Textured and sumptuous, this wine has a very long, persistant finish.

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750ml £49.98

Vie di Romans Chardonnay, 2022

Vie di Romans Chardonnay, Fruili Venezia Giulia is light golden in colour and has subtle nose of summer flowers, acacia blossom and hints of honeysuckle. The wine is lightly spiced, with judicious oak ageing bringing out notes of vanilla and cinnamon. It shows lovely buttery, honeyed and floral characters, all lifted on the finish by a lively freshness that is characteristic of this area of Italy.

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750ml £50.95

Livio Felluga "Illivio" Pinot Bianco/Chardonnay/Picolit, 2021

Livio Felluga \"Illivio\" Pinot Bianco/Chardonnay/Picolit has a very fragrant nose which is intense with aromas of sweet fruit, pineapple, candied orange and vanilla. Full and compact on the palate, it shows many exotic flavours and pleasant hints of ripe pear on the finish.

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750ml £56.50

Livio Felluga "Terre Alte", 2020

Livio Felluga \"Terre Alte\" has a highly perfumed nose with notes of elderflower, almond and butter from the Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Bianco, with a spicy, vanilla depth added by the barrel fermented Friulano. On the palate the wine is full bodied but fresh with a lively acidity which gives zest to its rich luxurious character,

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750ml £120.95