Sauvignon

CLASSICS

The grapes come from vineyards planted at 350 – 550 m above sea level in calcareous clay and gravelly soils.

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2021

Vintage Description

A long winter left the vines dormant until early April. Bud break was followed by a drop in temperatures, which delayed flowering. The weather remained changeable throughout the summer, with a very hot June and wet July, providing the ideal groundwork for the imminent maturation period. August presented itself from its best side, with sunny and dry weeks and extraordinarily low temperatures at night. Apart from few showers in late September/early October, the weather during the harvest, which started 10 days later than last year and with lower volumes than usual, was characterised by many warm days with increasingly cooler nights. The white wines of the 2021 vintage showcase great depth and reveal pronounced freshness and delicate fruity notes on the palate, whereas the fuller bodied red wines boast mature tannins and fresh aromas of fruit.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • Grapes: Sauvignon
  • Yield: 70 hl/hectare
  • Altitude: 350 – 500 m
  • Soil: calcareous clay and gravelly soils
  • Climate: extreme interplay between sunny days, influenced by the Mediterranean climate, and cool nights, marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains

Winemaking

The grapes for this wine are gently pressed off to steel tanks immediately after harvest. The must ferments at controlled temperature (19 ° C) without malolactic fermentation. Maturation follows in small stainless-steel tanks.

tasting notes

greenish-yellow colour

It is a fine white wine, slightly aromatic intensely floral with a bouquet of elderflower and nettle, and spicy notes of paprika and
green gooseberries. Its freshness and intense flavour can be surprising.

Enjoyable as an aperitif and delicious with tasty appetisers. This Sauvignon also pairs well with asparagus, fish, seafood and poultry.

serving temperature

8-10° C

residual sugar

0.3 g/l

total acidity

6.7 g/l

ABV

13.5 % vol

aging potential

2-4 years

bottle size

0.75 l 

LATEST RATINGS
Award Date Year Score
JAMESSUCKLING.COM 2011 2010 93 punti
ROBERT PARKER – WINE ADVOCATE 2020 2019 91 punti
JAMESSUCKLING.COM 2020 2019 91 punti
ROBERT PARKER – WINE ADVOCATE 2020 2018 90+ punti
WINE ENTHUSIAST 2019 2018 90 points

Selection

Classics