Sauvignon Blanc Friuli DOC 2019
/ Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon 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.
Tasting Panel2019 vintage
Winter 2019 was extraordinarily dry, with few rains, followed by a very hot March. The development of the flower during the first part of April was good with a hope for optimal production. May’s climate was characterized by rains and temperatures that were far below average, which slowed down development of the buds and clusters. Despite these adverse weather conditions, growth proceeded normally. Fortunately, at the end of May the hard rains ceased and the atmospheric temperatures increased, allowing flowering in optimal climatic conditions and giving rise to good fruit set, with smaller clusters. In July and August, very high temperatures and the absence of rain allowed the grapes to grow and retain excellent sugar content.
Straw yellow with delicate green tinges in color. The aroma is nicely layered and concentrated, with varietal notes of elderflower and sage. On the palate, the wine is dry and displays an 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% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Friuli DOC
ACIDITY: 6.30 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
- Estate grown and bottled
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.