Villa Russiz

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Sauvignon, Collio DOC – 2017

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Collio DOC
    • Location: Terraced hillside estate vineyards between 230 and 600 feet above sea level facing south and northwest
    • Viticulture: Sustainable
    • Vine Age: 20 to 50 years old
    • Soil: Sandstone and marl locally knows as “ponca”
    • Density: 1,820-2,025 vines/acre
    • Training: Single-arched cane
  • Vintage Report

    • Mild growing season with moderate temperatures from spring through summer. Dry conditions continued into late summer and early fall with very little rain.This gave way to perfect quality in grape maturation up to the harvest dates of August 25- September 10.

    • Harvest Date(s): September 6-14
  • Vinification

    • Perfectly ripened grapes are hand harvested during the chilly early hours of the day. The bunches are then quickly carried to the cellar where they are gently pressed. The first must is moved into temperature controlled stainless steel vats for 9 months. The wine is kept on its lees for at least 8 months before bottling, 8-9 months after harvest.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 5.3 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Greenish straw yellow with delicate and aromatic aromas. Exotic fresh fruit — pineapple, peach and sage. A wine with elegant and velvety taste, full bodied and easy to drink.

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  • Villa Russiz Sauvignon Blanc, Collio DOC – 2017 – Vinepair – Put down the Sancerre and take this bottle home

    One of the most celebrated winemakers in Friuli, Villa Russiz, brings the best out of any grape they grow (their Merlot will smash your soul) and this Sauvignon Blanc is no exception. One of the best I have ever had, and under $30, this wine is filled with citrus, peach rind and sage, with a grippy, crisp palate...

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