A Sauvignon Blanc vineyard lies on a hill called Cicinis in the heart of the Collio area. Expert care is lavished on it by those with centuries-old knowledge of this terroir, to create Cicinis, the Attems’ iconic wine.
Doc Collio Sauvignon blanc 2015
AREA OF PRODUCTION:
Provenance: the vineyards are located in the Collio Goriziano area
Altitude: 153 mt above sea level
Area: 5 hectares
Exposure: Various from south to north
Type of soil: Marls and sandstone of marine origin formed over 50 million years ago
Cultivation Density: 6.250 plants/hectare
Vine Training: Guyot
Production/hectare: 6 tonnes
Grape harvest timing: Last week of August and second to third week of September
Grape harvest method: by hand
Fermentors: Egg-shaped cement tanks and barriques (50% new and 50% re-used)
Fermentation temperature: 18°C
Fermentation duration: 20 days
Maceration: small quantities only
Ageing vessels: 50% french barriques, 50% egg-shaped cement tanks
Ageing time: 8 months in barriques and egg-shaped cement tanks, 2 months in bottle
Alcohol by volume: 13,5% Vol.
Bright straw-yellow with a nose distinguished by ripe fruit notes, mango, passion fruit, and elegant hints of vanilla, toasted coffee and the defining sensation of flint.
The first sip reveals the wine’s great structure and concentration. Soft and balanced, the wine’s complex weave is enriched by velvety tannins that bring forth spiced notes.
The long finish offers suggestions of bread crust, sage and minerals that are typical of the Sauvignons born in Ponca del Collio.
An ideal accompaniment for shellfish oven-baked or stewed fish. It is also a perfect match for pasta and rice with aromatic vegetable, mushroom or truffle condiments.