Zuani – Friuli
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.
The Zuani Collio Bianco ‘Vigne’ beautifully exhibits the characteristics of classy Collio fruit. This blend of Friulano, Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc is a rich yellow hue with a broad palate showing apricots, ripe peach, melon, and tomato leaf over a refreshing, crystal-clear framework. The Zuani Riserva is composed of the same vineyard blend and comes from selected late harvest fruit aged in barrique for 10 months. Bold and tropical but retaining the ‘peach fuzz’ texture of the area with subtle toast and vanilla notes. The Sodevo wines are a new range by Patrizia & family with fruit from a property of the same name. Fermented in stainless steel these are great examples of the pure, fruit driven style that pushed Collio to the forefront of Italian white wine. 10% of the Ribolla Gialla ferments and ages in oak.