NEW! Sauvignon Vert Opoka Cru

2018

Sauvignon Vert Opoka Cru 2018 detajl
  • Volume

  • Price

  • Quantity

40.00 €
228.00 €

Price / bottle: 38.00 €

Total price:
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Wine description

With the vintage 2018, we're proud to present to the market another wine from our Opoka line. For those unaware of the novelty, our winery has in 2020 renamed its Sauvignonasse (botanical name) into Sauvignon Vert, the old and original denomination for this variety. Sauvignon Vert hails from France, it was brought to the regions of northern Italy and the Brda in distant 1600 already. Since the variety thrives exceedingly well in local conditions, bearing remarkable results, the locals (Friulians) in time simply adopted it as indigenous, and the Italian side of the land now calls it Friulano. In Goriška Brda, this special distinctive variety is cultivated by a select few winegrowers. Our grapes for this unique wine come from the region's oldest vineyard, in its entirety stretching the top of a low Italian hill named the Ronc Zegla. The beautiful vineyard, seen from our terrace with the naked eye, bears thrilling results every year. The wine shows a golden-yellow colour with a gentle greenish undertone. Perfectly timed harvest captures the healthiness and phenolic ripeness of the grapes, giving the wine an elegant vibrant body next to its mineral freshness, rich yet not overwhelming herbal accents and a lasting finish. When the wine is left resting in the glass, it develops subtle hints of dry herbs, dry field flowers and ripe green apple. The palate boasts a refined elegance underscored by a pleasant minerality, with a characteristically gentle lingering finish of ripe almonds.

With food

We might just call Sauvignon Vert a wine fit for gastronomy, as it presents a broad range of excellent pairings. It goes well with most types of vegetable starters, matching perfectly with asparagus dishes, avocado crème based combinations and light spring salads with dressings; vegetable pasta and risotto; omelettes with artichokes or various herbs; you can also pair it with cold seafood appetizers; fried vegetables; meat medallions, stuffed poultry, ... An ideal match for sushi or mildly spicy Asian cuisine.

Aging

Though one might think the Sauvignon Vert is popular exclusively as a young wine, we can assure you it ages excellently for up to 10 years.

    • Grape type:

      Sauvignon Vert
    • Region:

      Collio - Italy
    • Vineyards:

      Ronc Zegla
    • Vineyards age:

      89 years
    • Vineyards altitude:

      150 m
    • Vineyards exposure:

      north - west
    • Soil type:

      marl, slate, sandstone (flysch or opoka)
    • Harvest:

      manual – second half of September
    • Vinification:

      Spontaneous fermentation in contact with skins of berries (maceration) for 2 days in conical oak barrels (tono) 2,500 l. Softly pressed with pneumatic pressure.

    • Maturation:

      23 months in conical oak barrels (tono) 2,500 l
    • Maturation in bottle:

      at least 6 months
    • Alcohol:

      13,5 % vol
    • Total acidity:

      5,2 g / l
    • Bottle:

      0,75 l
    • Bottling:

      3,333 bottles in August 2020
    • Serving temperature:

      12 – 14 °C
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Opoka Cru

Prepričajo nas z všečnostjo, ki se izraža z izjemno usklajenostjo med bogatim telesom, prefinjeno eleganco in mineralnostjo.

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