The variety, of French origin, was introduced into Friuli during the rule of the Hapsburgs and was popularized in the early 1900s.
A fresh and captivating wine, with unmistakable multifaceted aromas with marked notes of exotic fruit, yellow peppers, tomato leaves, mint, lantana and boxwood. A traditional Friulan wine.
Our Sauvignon vines are mainly Guyot-trained and have their roots in the Ponca soil (Cormo`ns flysch in technical terms), which is composed of marl and sandstone of Eocene origin, stratified under the sea over the millennia, lending our wines a unique tanginess and minerality. The harvest took place during
the month of September. The healthy and perfectly ripe grapes were hand-picked in small crates, to preserve the integrity of the fruit. After gentle destemming the fruit was left to macerate for
a short period, then softly crushed, and the must obtained was clarified by decantation. Temperature-controlled fermentation followed in stainless steel vats. At the end of fermentation, the wine was kept on the lees for a few months to increase its complexity, creamy texture and suitability for ageing. Once bottled, it matured in temperature-controlled rooms.
Color: Luminous straw yellow with light green hues.
Nose: Very intense and complex, varietal and polished. It opens on delicate hints of boxwood, tomato leaf and yellow peppers, then explodes with floral notes of elder, broom, acacia flowers, lime and vanilla. This is followed by fruity hints of peaches, cedar, pineapple, lychees and passion fruit, finishing on pleasant sensations of herbs, ginger, sage, peppermint and gunflint.
Palate: Abeautifully fresh and very stylish flavour. Tangy and harmonious. Complex and generous mouthfeel, with hints of citrus and tropical fruit. Very lingering flavour supported by well-balanced acidity, it closes on a captivating mineral and balsamic note.
Excellent as an aperitif, it pairs well with asparagus, vegetable soups, vegetable soups and marinated fish.