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Sauvignon

D.O.C. Friuli

Typology: White Wine

Vineyard size: 6.80 hectares

Growing area: Pramaggiore-Azzano Decimo

Soil profile: Deep soil with a silty-clay loam texture; sub-alkaline with moderate limestone

Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc

Aspect: North-South

Average age of vines: 10 years

Number of vines per hectare: 3.125

Production per hectare: 9.000

bottles produced on average: 30.000

Average altitude: 30 mt. asl

Vinification: The clusters are de-stemmed and the grapes are given a cryomaceration for 36 hours at 5°C; they are then very gently pressed, at a maximum of –0,9 atm. The juice is given enzymatic clarification and centrifugation, then the must ferments with cultured yeasts at 17-19°C. This procedure ensures that compounds are extracted from the skins that give this wine its distinctive and unique characteristics

Maturation: In steel

Bottle ageing: 3-4 months

Appearance: Pale straw yellow with greenish highlights

Bouquet: Rich and harmonious, with classic aromas of sage and tomato leaf

Palate: Full-flavoured, with rich aromas, long-lingering

Note: Technical values for last harvest:
Alcohol: 12.80%
Total acidity: 5.60
pH: 3.38
Dry extract: 21.10 g/l
Total SO2: 92 mg/l (legal maximum: 200 mg/l)

Serving suggestions: Ideal as an aperitif and with finger food, Ascolana-style olives, fried squid in batter, oven-baked sea bass, caciotta cheese with pears