After a careful selection made by the prestigious Italian magazine Civiltà del Bere on behalf of the Verona Fair at Vinitaly the Collio Bianco Col Disôre 2001 Russiz Superiore was included in the group of the superb "twelve immortal whites ", next to the big Italian wine names, such as Antinori - Cervaro della Sala - Umbria, Pio Cesare - Pio di Lei - Piedmont, Planeta - Chardonnay-Sicilia, Lunelli F.lli Ferrari - Giulio Ferrari Riserva del Fondatore- Trentino. Particularly appreciated at the Vinitaly Fair by a panel of qualified operators, Italian and foreign journalists, international restaurateurs and sommeliers, the Collio Bianco Col Disôre, therefore, confirms itself as a successful example of a great aging wine from of the Friuli wine region.
In 2005, the Collio Bianco Col Disôre 2001 had already been considered by the famous British magazine The World of Fine Wine as the best Italian white wine. If the international wine critics, and a large part of the consumers, are still tied to the idea that the Italian white wine, and in particular those from Friuli, should be young and fresh, the time seems ripe to finally prove that even for the whites aging is possible, leaving intact the aroma, freshness and fragrance of the product. “In Italy there are big whites that are meant to challenge the time from their birth in the vineyards”, Civiltà del Bere comments, “These “outsiders” are put on the market no earlier than two or three years from the harvest and reach the heights of flavour at the “venerable” age of 5 or 6 years old and even at ten are still bright and tonic”. With his Col Disôre 2001 Roberto Felluga, owner of the Russiz Superiore estate in the Collio Doc, shows how aging is by no means absolute prerogative of red wines. He states with pride, indeed, that "the choice to produce this type of white wines, comes from a farsighted idea, starting with the work in the countryside, to obtain wines intended to last and improve over the years”. Roberto Felluga’s choice comes also from the desire to make the market understand the interesting quality evolution that these wines can develop after several years from the harvest.