GRAPES USED / Sauvignon grapes. A wine of French origin grown in Friuli since the last century.
LOCATION OF THE VINEYARD / Hills of Sottomonte estate in Buttrio (UD), part of Friuli Colli Orientali D.O.C. area. Hill or foothill terrain, of Eocenic origin (formed about 40 milions year ago), featuring the characteristic “ponca”: alternating marl and sandstone layers. Hills facing North.
TRAINING SYSTEM / “Cappuccina” and “Guyot” method with reduced bud number.
VINIFICATION METHODS / Immediate separation of the must from the grape skin with soft pressing. Controlled temperature fermentation (18°C) to help developing and preserving the aromas typical of this vine variety.
SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS / Bright straw yellow colour. Lightly aromatic scent reminding of citrus fruit, pepper and tomato leaves. Full-bodies and light to the palate, with a nicely mineral, persistent aftertaste.
FOOD AND WINE PAIRINGS / Light starters, delicate first courses, but also tasty pasta and risotto dishes (with asparagus,