Sauvignon Friuli Grave DOC 2017


Sauvignon Friuli Grave DOC 2017

Region: Italy / Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

The gravelly, sandy subsoil of Grave del 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.

90 Points

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2017 vintage
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harvest note

The 2017 season started with beautiful, seasonal weather. The second half of April saw a sudden drop in temperature, causing a very small amount of damage to the vines. In May, optimal weather conditions favored the recovery of the vineyards allowing for blooming between the end of the month and the first week of June. Harvest of the grapes began on the 22nd of August, showing excellent sugar strength and acidity that resulted in a quality harvest.

tasting note

Shows intense, persistent aromas of tomato leaves, with wild green peppers and elderflower notes. The wine has elegant, fresh and full flavors on the palate, and excellent length on the palate.

food pairing

Pairs well with vegetable soups, especially creamed soups, fish soufflés and flans, dishes based on eggs and asparagus. Also excellent with cured meats.

technical data

GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Grave del Friuli DOC
PH: 3.3
ACIDITY: 5.76 g/l
ABV: 13%

points of distinction

  • Produced without malolactic fermentation or oak contact to retain the grape's true character
  • Versatile with seafood as well as vegetarian foods and poultry
  • about the grape +
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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.

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