The Bollini story began in 1979, when Neil and Maria Empson decided to create their own label in the Alpine foothills of Friuli and Trentino. Their goal was to showcase the excellence and consistency of international varieties grown in the cool northeastern regions, while keeping the prices affordable. A classic in the Dolomites, Sauvignon Blanc has found growing conditions similar to those in its original terroir, the Gironde, in southern France. This grape performs best on sunny hillsides where soils are rich in gravel. Sunlit vineyards in the Dolomites area, mainly in Trentino, located at about 984 feet above sea level, south/southwestern exposure, gravelly soils; density is about 4,000 – 5,000 vines per hectare. The grapes are picked when the berries begin to turn green/gold, when sugar concentration and aromas are in perfect harmony. Once the berries have been de-stemmed and crushed, they are chilled and left to macerate for twelve hours before pressing. Traditional white wine vinification is then carried out.

89 Points
2021 vintage
Harvest Note
Winter saw average temperatures and good precipitation. Frost on April 7-8 conditioned vine production and cluster size. The end of Spring and summer also saw average temperatures, rain and hail. The temperatures were stable in August and September, which allowed for a timely harvest of healthy grapes. The Sauvignon Blanc grapes were picked in late September, after the 15th. This cool vintage allowed for the accumulation of aromatic substances.
Tasting Note
Pale straw yellow. Complex and aromatic on the nose, full with assertive personality on the palate reminiscent of fig, elderflower and wild sage, with very good structure and long persistence.
Food Pairing
A wine with plenty of substance, it goes well with full-flavored appetizers and fish in sauces.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
APPELLATION: Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
PH: 3.29
ACIDITY: 6.6 g/l
ABV: 12.5%
AGING: Aged in stainless steel tanks
Unique Selling Points
  • Located in the Dolomite mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a unique climate
  • Grown from small vineyards, cultivated by hand.

About the Grape

Sauvignon Blanc
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.
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