The Fellugas are now onto their 5th generation with Roberto Felluga at the helm and mentoring his daughter Ilaria into the family business. A lot has changed for the Fellugas, with them now controlling vineyards in four different parts of Collio which allows them to grow a variety of different grapes.
More than 75% of their production is white wine, a testament to the international demand they have received for their beautiful, fresh white wine expressions. Wine Spectator called the Felluga family, “a pioneer in Friuli since the 1950’s.” The family makes nearly a dozen different whites from both international and indigenous grapes. Tasting through a white wine flight with Marco Felluga is like a who’s who of white grapes, but also one of those tastings where each glass is better than the next.
Their Pinot Grigio Mongris is their reserve Pinot Grigio bottling. It still spends most of its time in stainless steel to preserve the freshness and aromatics, but it also spends a little time in big hungarian barrels, adding a touch of richness and complexity to this beaming Pinot Grigio while also giving it ageability.
Unsurprisingly, the critics once again raved with Vinous and James Suckling both giving the wine 90+ point scores. Vinous called it, “round and enveloping with a stimulating core of zesty green citrus”. Suckling gave it a big 92-point score and highlighted its “concentrated, complex and spicy palate”.
92 Points, James Suckling
Aromas of sliced apples, peaches, stones, herbs and white pepper. It’s medium-bodied with fresh acidity and a concentrated, complex and spicy palate. Delicious finish. Drink now.
90 Points, Vinous
The sweetly scented 2020 Pinot Grigio Mongris soothes with its bouquet of white flowers, ripe pear and hints of vanilla bean. It’s round and enveloping with a stimulating core of zesty green citrus and brisk acids that create wonderful contrasts. This leaves the palate buzzing with residual tension, while tapering off long, spicy and perfumed.