Collio – Italy
Name of the vineyard
120-250 metres above sea level
marl, slate and sandstone
hand-harvested, end of September, beginning of October
maceration for 12 hours, fermentation in stainless steel tanks
8 months on lees in stainless steel tanks
Maturing in the bottle
at least a month
12,5 % vol
5.733 bottles in August 2010
Characteristics and description
Sauvignasse is the new denomination for the former Furlanski Tokaj, which was renounced by Slovene wine producers in 2005 due to the victory of the Hungarians over other users of the name. Made from very mature grapes. Colour is yellow, with a shade of gold. It has an extremely full-bodied, rich and long-lasting aroma. After several minutes, a complex aroma develops, ranging from a herbal note to the fragrance of dried flowers. A touch of mineral can also be discerned. The taste is initially peachy, then fruity. It is rich and full-bodied. There is a pleasant aftertaste of ripe, bitter almonds.
This wine is a perfect independent appetiser. It is normally served with a wide range of starters. Highly recommended by modern chefs?/with modern cuisine.
maturation in the bottle may develop up to ten years