Sauvignonasse 2010

Sauvignonasse 2010

Grape variety

sauvignonasse

Geographical area

Collio – Italy

Name of the vineyard

Zegla, Podgredic

Age

22-42 years

Altitude

120-250 metres above sea level

Exposure

south-west

Soil type

marl, slate and sandstone

Harvest

hand-harvested, end of September, beginning of October

Vinification

maceration for 12 hours, fermentation in stainless steel tanks

Maturation

8 months on lees in stainless steel tanks

Maturing in the bottle

at least a month

Alcohol

12,5 % vol

Total acidity

5,2 g/l

Bottle

0,75 l

Bottling

5.733 bottles in August 2010

Serving temperature

10-12°C

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.

Serving suggestions

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.

Ageing potential

maturation in the bottle may develop up to ten years