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  • Guerra Albano Sauvignon Blanc

Guerra Albano Sauvignon Blanc

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Product Description

Made from 15-20 years old Sauvignon Blanc grapes grown in Torreano di Cividale (Udine). Intensely aromatic, lively and with a distinctive personality, eminently suitable as an aperitif and for a wide range of dishes.

  • Brand: Guerra Albano
  • Description: Dry White
  • Vintages Available: 2015
  • Country, Region: Italy, Friuli-Venezia Giulia
  • Appellation: DOC Colli Orientali del Friuli



Ratings: Wine Spectator: 89/100 (2012 Vintage)

About the Producer

For many generations “Guerra Albano”, a family winery, has been producing DOC Colli Orientali del Friuli quality wines in Montina di Torreano. The vocation of this area for producing quality wines dates back to Roman times when the Centurion Taurus settled down in a district not far from Forum Julii (Cividale del Friuli). Here he founded a new town which took his name: Torreano.

Dario Guerra represents the latest wine making generation at this small but quality-inspired cellar. Under his guidance, wines of exceptional elegance and intensity are being crafted. This is not surprising when one considers Dario’s declared understanding of his mission: “being a winemaker is not a passing fad, but rather a way of life, something we feel inside us; something our parents passed on to us as part of our culture and history”.


Grapes

100% Sauvignon Blanc


Vineyard

The estate’s vineyards are spread over 9 hectares of land and produce 45,000 to 50,000 bottles annually. The training method is modified and double Guyot.

The Sauvignon Blanc grapes are manually harvested at the end of September. Environmental and weather conditions are constantly monitored and viticulture accordingly fine-tuned. Grass is allowed to cover the vineyards and soil treatment and enrichment are done using decomposing leaf material. De-leafing and green grapes pruning are implemented in two stages, depending on weather conditions and always with an eye at retaining the widest possible leaf surface, so as to ensure adequate sun energy for the plants and the grape bunches. In this way, the average yield per plant is constantly around 2 kg, which ensures minimal differences between vintages.


Vinification

Light maceration with temperature control; soft pressing of the skins in lung press; temperature controlled fermentation.


Ageing

Maturation on the lees for 6 months in stainless steel vats with weekly “battonage” (lees stirring).


Tasting Notes

Straw-yellow colour with greenish reflections, this Sauvignon Blanc has an array of intense fruity scents reminiscent of tomato leaf, peach and lemon. On the palate, it is aromatically layered and precisely characterized with round, crisp flavours and lingering aftertaste.


Analysis

12.5% alcohol vol.


Food Suggestions

Excellent as an aperitif or with rich fish dishes, vegetable soups, asparagus risotto or omelettes with aromatic herbs.

Serving temperature: 10-12°C.


Cellar

Although harmonious when young, this Sauvignon Blanc will develop rich, complex tertiary notes if well cellared for up to 2 years.

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