Sauvignon Blanc Friuli DOC 2018
/ Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Grapes: 100% Savignon Blanc
The gravelly, sandy subsoil of Friuli forces the roots of the vine to grow deep into the earth, resulting in richer fruit. The grapes for all of Pighin’s wines are handpicked and pressed in state-of-the-art pneumatic presses. Select grapes of optimum ripeness are gently pressed immediately after harvest and undergo a 14- to 18-day cold-temperature fermentation in stainless steel tanks. As there is no malolactic fermentation or oak aging, the finished product is a beautifully pure expression of Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
Blue Lifestyle2018 vintage
The season began with a rainy winter and the persistence of low temperatures until the end of March, delaying the early budding of the past years. During the month of April, thanks to increasing temperatures, budding was simply exceptional. In June and July, the area saw heavy rains, alternating with sunny and dry days of optimal temperatures. Thanks to this excellent climatic performance, the maturation of the grapes was wonderful. The harvest of the grapes began on August 21st. The perfect health and sugar concentrations have simplified the vinification process. The wines are very expressive on both the nose and palate. To conclude, the 2018 will be remembered as a very good vintage.
Dry, excellent body and aromatic length
Pairs well with vegetable soups, especially creamed soups, fish soufflés and flans, dishes based on eggs and asparagus. Also excellent with cured meats.
GRAPES: 100% Savignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Friuli DOC
ACIDITY: 6 g/l
points of distinction
- Produced without malolactic fermentation or oak contact to retain grape's character
- Versatile with seafood as well as vegetarian foods and poultry
about the grape +
Sauvignon Blanc has vivid, assertive aromas and flavors of gooseberries, citrus, herbs framed by tangy acidity. Oak contact adds tropical fruit, vanilla, lanolin and toast notes.
The climate, cool yet moderated by the proximity of water and the sun's reflective effect on the stony soils, allows a long growing season to ripen the fruit well into autumn.