Vertigo IGT

Livio Felluga

Pronunciation
ver-TEE-go
Year
Current
Type
Red
Winery
Livio Felluga
Region
Friuli
Oenologist
Filippo Felluga and Stefano Chioccioli (consultant)

Overview

The blending of varietals in Vertigo serves two purposes. Merlot, which has been traditionally used in Friulan viticulture, forms a link between Friuli and the rest of the world. Cabernet Sauvignon adds balance and complexity giving Vertigo structure and aging potential. The wine was curiously named Vertigo after Alfred Hitchcock's film when the eldest Felluga son, Maurizio; a huge film enthusiast, was asked to name the new wine.

Wine Notes

Grape Variety
60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vinification
Grapes manually harvested and vinified separately in inox tanks using special yeast and frequent pumping over for 3 weeks.
Aging
Maturation in small barrels of French oak lasts for 12 months.
Alcohol
13.50%
| Appearance
Intense deep ruby red with lively hues on the edge.
| Aroma
Intense, fruity and spicy. Aromas of red berries and small blackberries integrated into notes of sweet spices, liquorice and forest floor.
| Taste
Full-bodied, soft and well-structured; sweet tannins are well balanced with the acidity. A round and intensely fruity and spicy aftertaste.
| Serving Suggestions
Savoury full flavoured pasta or risotto dishes, grilled or stewed red meats, roast of beef and pork, lamb. Medium aged cheeses.

Vertigo IGT

Suggested Retail:
$34.00
CSPC#:
709102
Available Sizes:
750ml
Bottles Per Case:
6