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Friulian Wine Dinner March 15

Above: The Collio appellation (Friuli) produces
some of the world’s great Merlot.
Wine & Spirits named the five of the
Marco Felluga/Russiz winery’s wines in the
TOP WINES OF NORTHEAST ITALY 2010.

Siena Welcomes
Michele Pasqua and the wines of
Marco Felluga/Russiz
March 15th, 2011, 7:00 pm

CALL (512) 349-7667 TO RESERVE

More than a century has gone by since the first Felluga’s history (Marco’s Great-grandfather) interwined with that of wine. Isola d’Istria, on the coast, was the production point of origin of Malvasia and Refosco. The Great War had just finished and it was a happy destiny that made the family set foot in Grado, on the other side of the Gulf, and then in Friuli. Only a handful of kilometres, but the scenery changed radically. It was here that Giovanni’s second to last son, Marco, as his grandfather before him, discovered, fell in love with and chose to live in that area called Collio which has always had the vine and wine at its heart. Marco began his training at the prestigious Oenological School of Conegliano and it is he who directed the family business towards the path of innovation with an emphasis on quality and research which is now carried on by his son Roberto, representing the fifth generation, with renewed passion and devotion. He is now at the head of the two prestigious wineries located in the Collio Doc, Marco Felluga in Gradisca d’Isonzo and Russiz Superiore in Capriva del Friuli.

Benvenuti Aperitivo

An assortment of canapés that includes:
Lightly smoked Red Snapper and Salmon mousse
with fresh chives Venison pastrami
with green apple and fig mustard with white truffle oil
San Daniele prosciutto with mascarpone and pistachio

2008 Russiz Superiore Sauvignon Collio DOC
aromatic
and fine, a past Tre Bich winner

Antipasti

Ravioli di Capesante con Cozze
Hand made pasta stuffed with scallops, whipped potatoes and leeks
with steamed fresh mussels and roasted fennel brodo

2009 Marco Felluga “Molamatta” Collio Bianco DOC

(Tocai, Pinot Bianco, Ribolla Gialla)
the flagship white of the property

Primo Piatto

Risotto con Quaglia Arrosto con Fiche
Vialoni Nano risotto with wood roasted Bandera quail, dried
black Mission figs, foie gras and house cured boar pancetta

2007 Marco Felluga “Varneri” Merlot Collio DOC, lovely
dark plum and spicy with mineral hints

Secondo Piatto

Medaglione di Capriolo*
Wood grilled medallions of Broken Arrow Nilagi Antelope
with blackberry and juniper infused veal demiglace and roasted potato,
Gruyere cheese sformatino

2001 Marco Felluga “Carantan” Rosso (Bordeax blend)
classic Bordeax style with age

*Beef tenderloin medallions available to substitute

Dolce

Torta di Noci
Walnut tart with Texas goat cheese and honey glazed Turkish figs

2005 Russiz Superiore “Horus” Picolit
super rare and affordable (for Picolit)

$55 per person
(does not include tax or gratuity)

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