90 Pts Wine & Spirits
"Scents of toasted wheat, nuts and cheese rind set a savory balance to the fruit, which heads toward sweet orange and lemon citrus. Acidity brightens the finish, where the savory element adds enough meatiness for a pairing with roast veal or something lighter, like grilled seppie." -90 points Wine & Spirits
"100% Tocai friulano, one of the oldest indigenous grape varietals of Friuli Venezia Giulia, with plantings in the area dating back to the eleventh century. The Collioâs hilly terrain, formed during the Eocene period, is composed of layers of sandstone and loam rock (limestone and clay) that were once the ocean floor. Today the sea, which is about twenty kilometers (12 miles) away, and the nearby Alps send afternoon breezes over the vineyards, cooling the grapes after a warm day of sun. Proximity to mountains and sea, along with the mineral-rich but poor soils, create the ideal situation for producing complex, well-structured wines that are very age-worthy. These soils are impermeable so rainwater flows off their surface, producing little erosion and preventing standing water." -Winemaker
"After destemming, the juice and pulp underwent cold maceration at controlled temperatures, followed by a gentle pressing to separate the grapes from the skins. Approximately 15% of the must fermented in oak barrels and 85% fermented in stainless steel vats. The wine aged on the lees for eight months and then in the bottle." -Winemaker
"Located in Collio, precisely in the village of Capriva del Friuli, lies the pride of the Marco Felluga family. The history of the estate Russiz Superiore begins at the end of 1200 and its name comes from the denomination of the hills around it. The eagle of Russiz Superiore is reminiscent of the original emblem given to the land by the prince Torre-Tasso, one of the the first Lords of these lands, who came in Friuli in 1273. Noble insignia, nobles wines and noble families came one after the other over time till Marco Felluga."
"Today his son Roberto runs the business with the same entrepreneurship and passion inherited by his father. The estate is comprised of one hundred hectares of estate property, fifty of which are vineyards with an average plant density of more than six thousand plants per hectare, and a white wine production larger than red. Whether white or red, the hills of Russiz Superiore provide the ideal environment for grape production due to its geomorphology and special climate." -Winery
This was scored 88 points in the Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast and 87 points in the Wine Advocate.