In Friuli’s Colli Orientali, Alessandra Felluga produces wines which proudly showcase the Veneto wine region of north-eastern Italy. Characterised by intense fruit and acidity, thanks to low yields, and minerality from the rich soil, Castello di Buttrio wines are best known for their single-variety bottlings of indigenous grapes - white Friulano and Ribolla Gialla, red Refosco and Pignolo. However, it also produces excellent Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as growing Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, for use in the red of the two blends.
The blend consists of 95% Tempranillo from 40-year-old vines in Las Cuevas, El Palo and Las Monjas in Rodezno, complemented with 5% Graciano from the Montecillo estate in Fuenmayor. The Graciano gives the wine an aromatic intensity and acidity, to carry the structure and elegance of the Tempranillo. The grapes are vinified separately in four-and-a-half-year-old American oak for three years, and...more
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