Collio in Italy’s extreme North-east Friuli region is the recognised standard bearer for quality white Italian wines. Patrizia Felluga (from the local wine dynasty that includes her father and uncle) founded the winery to sum up the terroir of the region, to do so from a single ‘cru’ or vineyard. It is planted with Friulano, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio & Sauvignon Blanc and produces two wines.
Zuani Zuani Riserva 2017
The Zuani Collio Bianco Riserva is a blend of Friulano, Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio from the estate vineyard. Each variety is picked later than its little sibling ‘Vigne.’ They are then vinified separately in stainless steel before aging in French barrique for 10 months.
A beautiful, deep straw colour, with an aroma rich in personality. Light notes of toasted vanilla, with a naturally rich fruity note. A complex, citrus explosion, with grapefruit zest, ripe apricots and that continues long into the finish.