Abbazia di Rosazzo and Livio Felluga
In the late 1950s, Livio Felluga set out on his journey through the hills of Rosazzo. It was love at first sight for this was the ideal place to make his wines. Eagerly, Livio purchased his first plots and got down to work, determined to bring new life to the hills. Emblematic of the area is the Abbazia di Rosazzo ("Abbey of Rosazzo" in Italian), which for centuries has embodied Friuli’s wine history and culture.
It was an important point of reference for Livio Felluga, who regarded the Abbey with immense admiration and respect. These were the years of Livio’s deep friendship with Luigi Nadalutti, known as Fr Vigion to those close to him, who for many years watched Livio’s wine activities prosper. Meanwhile Livio dreamed of looking after the Abbey’s vineyards, a dream that was shattered by the 1976 earthquake and the passing of Fr Vigion.
Then came the years of reconstruction. The vineyards were entrusted to the care of others but Livio lived in hope.
Much time has passed and now the dream has at last come true. Today, management of the cellars and vineyards is firmly in Livio Felluga’s skilled hands.
The creation of “Abbazia di Rosazzo 2009 ” is a token of Livio’s enduring love for Rosazzo and its Abbey. Only the finest grapes were selected to create this ultra-refined white wine, a wine of significance for what it is and for what it represents.