In Italy’s Northeastern corner, the hilly borderlands of the small grape growing region of Collio Goriziano are home to the estate of Marco Felluga, a 4th generation winemaking family dating back to the 1800’s. Marco himself founded his eponymous winery in 1956. His white blend called “Molamatta” is comprised of traditional grape varieties from the region: 40% Friulano, 40% Pinot Bianco, and 20% Ribolla Gialla. What’s most noticeable is the muted fruit and pleasant minerality from the sandstone, limestone and clay soils where the grapes were grown. Honeysuckle, lemon verbena, lime kefer, and white peach work harmoniously. Aged 18 months in a blend of stainless steel and oak cask, it’s a very enjoyable wine to drink, and excellent with food.
ORIGIN: Collio Goriziano, Italy
PAIR WITH: Spicy tuna sushi roll; pecan crusted pan roasted halibut; mushroom risotto
PRICE: $26 /750 ml
SCORE: 90 POINTS