- Livio Felluga
- Filippo Felluga and Stefano Chioccioli (consultant)
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.
- Grape Variety
- 60% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Grapes manually harvested and vinified separately in inox tanks using special yeast and frequent pumping over for 3 weeks.
- Maturation in small barrels of French oak lasts for 12 months.
- | 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.
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