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The Company “Azienda Agricola Livon”, founded in Dolegna del Collio in the early 1960`s, coincided with the creation of the “D.O.C. Collio” region. The two sons, Valneo and Tonino Livon, have continually developed and improved the winery and the estate which now include 385 acres of vineyards and three wine cellars.

Since the mid-eighties the Livon family has worked extensively to further develop their vineyards with the primary goal being to reduce production yields in order to maximize the quality of the fruit. They completely altered the layout of their vineyards, pioneering which was at the time a very unique and progressive approach to vineyard management. Shorter pruning, the application of more organic methods and high-density plantings (greater number of vines per acre) were strategies used, along with the introduction of integrating indigenous plants onto their land, the use of organic intervention to cure infections, maintaining low grape yields per vine and the construction of three great wine cellars for the development of the wine. This was the start of a long-term commitment and of a vision that has become highly regarded in some wine circles as the latest innovation of the wine industry.

Despite Livon’s success, other wineries still hesitate to construct high-density vineyards, due to the exorbitant initial investment in equipment and the amount of labor involved in a vineyard’s transition from traditional practices. However, the benefits from this practice are self-evident and are duly reflected in the character of the finished product.

Planting up to four times the “standard” amount of vines per acre allows the yield per vine to reduce to two pounds of grapes per vine, and in some cases as little as one pound of grapes. The many advantages of this technique include stronger and healthier vines developing the highest quality fruit. Stronger and healthier vines are less susceptible to diseases or infection. The welcomed result has been that the ripened grapes are of exceptional quality and even in an off vintage the grapes have displayed superb character.

Due to the unique terroir of Friuli, white wines can be made to develop with ageing potential much like the nobler reds. The Collio region promotes great structure, acidity and alcohol levels, all of which are the origin of the formula for great ageing potential. Due to their unique practices, Livon has proven to be a true pioneer in the Italian wine industry. Their trademark logo is recognized worldwide by ERTE’s numeral “5”. The mirror image represents the letter “C” for Collio on the wine label. They have divided their creation into three distinct categories: Classic, Cru, and Gran Cru.



Type: White / Pinot Grigio
Year: 2018
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
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Varietal:    100% Pinot Grigio
Description:    Pale, straw yellow with golden reflections. Fragrant bouquet, reminiscent of vanilla and lime. Dry, well structured, soft and minerally with gentle undertones of nutmeg and almond and a long finish
Food Pairing:    Seafood, shellfish, poultry and vegetable soups, as well as risotto
Serving Temp:    Chilled: 55°F (13°C)
Suggested Retail:    $15.99

Type: White / Pinot Grigio
Year: 2018
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
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Varietal:    Pinot Grigio
Description:    Beautiful light pink color obtained trough the skin contact maceration, the wine shows an intense tropical flavour with citrusy hints and genuine little strawberries. Very long taste with a sapid finish.
Food Pairing:    Great as an aperitif, excellent match with Fish and vegetables pasta, fresh cheese, grilled chicken.
Serving Temp:    54°-55°
Suggested Retail:    $29.99

Type: White / Pinot Grigio
Year: 2018
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
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Varietal:    100% Pinot Grigio
Description:    Intense straw yellow with golden reflections. Rich, intense and elegant with hints of spices and flowers. A great, intense, velvety soft and harmonious white wine of elegant depth with gentle underton
Food Pairing:    Seafood, shellfish and grilled white meat
Serving Temp:    Chilled: 55°F (13°C)
Suggested Retail:    $21.99

Type: White / Friulano
Year: 2016
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
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Varietal:    100% Tocai Friulano
Description:    
Food Pairing:    Seafood, white meat in delicate, light sauces, soups, pastas, and fresh soft cheeses.
Serving Temp:    Chilled: 55°F (13°C)
Suggested Retail:    $49.99

Type: White / White Blends
Year: 2017
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
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Varietal:    Friulano & Ribolla Gialla
Description:    The wine has a golden yellow color; it has a bouquet which recalls the crust of fresh bread and vanilla. On the palate it is very fine, it recalls apples, acacia and tropical fruit.
Food Pairing:    Drink with: starters with smoked fish, seafood-soups or meat-soups; salted fish and white meat in general.
Serving Temp:    54°(12°C)
Suggested Retail:    $29.99

Type: White / White Blends
Year: 2016
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
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Varietal:    100% Malvasia
Description:    It has a golden yellow color. Its bouquet is intense, characteristic and elegant. The taste is soft, full, generous, distinguished.
Food Pairing:    Drink with: grilled fish, shellfish, seafood. It also makes an excellent aperitif.
Serving Temp:    54°(12°C)
Suggested Retail:    $29.99

Type: White / White Blends
Year: 2015 & 2016
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
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Varietal:    Chardonnay, Sauvignon, Picolit, and Moscato Giallo
Description:    Intense straw yellow with golden reflections. Fruity, flowery aromas with notes of spice. On the palate it is warm, full-bodied, very elegant and enormously complex
Food Pairing:    Ideal with fish of good structure, such as swordfish; also matches well with white and red meat dishes
Serving Temp:    Chilled: 55°F (13°C)
Suggested Retail:    $59.99

Type: Red / Refosco
Year: 2016
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
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Varietal:    100% Refosco
Description:    Deep red color with violet reflections. Intense notes of raspberry, black currant and wild blackberry. A full-bodied red wine with extravagantly ripe, fresh fruit flavors, a long finish and pleasant t
Food Pairing:    Grilled meat, cold cuts, aged cheeses and game dishes
Serving Temp:    68°F (20°C)
Suggested Retail:    $29.99

Type: Red / Pignolo
Year: 2014
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
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Varietal:    100% Pignolo
Description:    Vibrant ruby red. Spicy and fruity with hints of blackberry and black cherry. A full-bodied and balanced wine with fresh fruit flavors, nice acidity and soft tannins
Food Pairing:    Roasted meats, especially pork, lamb and game
Serving Temp:    68°F (20°C)
Suggested Retail:    $49.99

Type: Red / Cabernet Sauvignon Blends
Year: 2015
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
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Varietal:    50% Merlot, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Description:    Deep ruby red. Intense full and fragrant; notes of raspberry and blackberry. A dry, full-bodied, intense and velvety soft red wine with a mouthful of flavors and a perfect balance of tannins. One of a
Food Pairing:    Heavy red meat such as prime rib or T-bone steaks and aged cheeses
Serving Temp:    68°F (20°C)
Suggested Retail:    $39.99
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