Sauvignon d.o.c.

15084 sauvignon

TECHNICAL DETAILS

DENOMINATION: Colli di Parma Sauvignon D.o.c. frizzante.

VINEYARD LOCATION: Vineyards of the Casatico Estate.

THE VINEYARD: Exposed to the west, the vineyard is situated at an altitude between 260 and 290 above SL. Density varies between 2800 and 4000 plants per hectare. The soil is clayey and medium pebbly.

HARVESTING: The grapes are hand-picked in small boxes, between the last week of August and the first week of September.

PRODUCTION: 6 MT of grapes per hectare (about 2.4 MT/acre).

VARIETAL: 100% Sauvignon R3.

WINEMAKING: The intact grapes are fed into press through a funnel under liquid nitrogen sublimation creating a vacuum; after 6 hours without any chemical assistance, the grapes undergo first racking with a grape/must yield of 35%. The alcoholic fermentation lasts around 15 days (temperature is maintained at a maximum of 18°C). The refermentation in sealed tank lasts at least days.

AGEING: 4/5 months in stainless steel tanks then one month in the bottle.

FOOD PAIRING: This wine is slightly aromatic and very well orchestrated; it goes well both with the traditional dishes of Emilia and with a variety of fish dishes. Also to be enjoyed fresh as an aperitif.

TASTING NOTES:

  • Colour: straw yellow with greenish highlights.
  • Aroma: elegant and tropical.
  • Flavour: pulpy with good structure.

PRODUCTION: Between a minimum of 5000 bottles and a maximum of 7000 depending on the vintage.