2019 Russiz Superiore Collio Sauvignon Blanc
2019 Russiz Superiore Collio Sauvignon Blanc; Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
91VM Vinous Media; Spicy, perfumed and loaded with character, the 2019 Sauvignon lifts up with a mix of crushed green apples, geraniums and savory spice. The textures are silky and refined, with a pure display of ripe orchard fruits and zesty citrus that contrasts between sweet and sour. Pretty inner florals, notes of chamomile, kiwi and peach resonate throughout the wonderful long finale.
Sauvignon Blanc is a white-wine grape from western France, now successfully grown in emerging and established wine regions all over the world. The variety produces lightly colored, aromatic dry white wines with fresh acidity. However, its geographical spread and versatility mean it is found in a range of styles from classic dry white wines; to individual, highly aromatic international interpretations; to unctuously sweet, botrytised wines.
Collio Goriziano (often just Collio) is a wine DOC covering the hills around Gorizia, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, in the far northeast corner of Italy. The area is particularly known for its complex, aromatic Collio Bianco, a white wine whose pronounced aroma and purity of fruit put this district firmly on the Italian wine map in the 1970s and 80s.
Marco Felluga and Russiz Superiore are two of the most prestigious wineries of the Collio Region: they have an enduring relationship with the wine – began over a century ago, in the second half of 1800, in Istria – that can be considered a true dynasty of winemakers, which has been able to exploit the potential of some varieties and territories suited to the wine.
In the 30’s, after the World War I, Giovanni Felluga decided to move to Friuli and more precisely, in the Collio. Marco, the penultimate of his seven children, continued the family business and in 1956 he founded the company which has his name. Thanks to him, who trained as a young man at the prestigious school of oenology of Conegliano, we have the path of innovation, quality and research.