Terre Alte 2006 Livio Felluga Best White Wine of Italy
Friday, June 12th, 2009
Terre Alte 2006 was awarded the Best White Wine of the year in the “Oscars
del Vino 2009”, an international prize organized by the Italian Sommelier
Association of Rome and Bibenda magazine.
For the first time in the 11 years of the award, the jury was open to the
public and tens of thousands of votes were cast to decide the finalists.
And as they say in the world of the Oscars, “And the winner is… Terre Alte
On receiving the prize Maurizio Felluga declared, “Since I was a child, I’ve
heard my father say ‘wine has gives us the bread on the table’, today I’d
like to add that besides the bread on the table, wine has also given us
great satisfaction and emotions and this prestigious recognition is
testimony to that”.
Created in 1981, Terre Alte is considered one of Italy’s most prestigious
white wines. The balanced blend of Friulano, Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon
grapes, estate-grown at Rosazzo in the historic Terre Alte vineyards,
produces a supremely elegant wine with a profusion of intense fruit and
Terre Alte has won numerous prizes and recognitions and is routinely
inserted by guides and experts at the peak of the top Italian whites and has
even been included by Wine Spectator as a "Top 100 Wine".
The "Oscars del Vino 2009", an international wine award which will be
televised nationally on June 7th, is recognized as one of the most
important of the Italian wine awards. It was created, as the name suggests,
to be a spectacular event celebrating wine, wineries and the people who have
most honoured the concept of excellence through wine production over the
course of the year and is hosted and attended by a variety of national