Villa Russiz

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy

Sauvignon de La Tour, Collio DOC – 2014

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Collio DOC
    • Location: On the crown of a hill in front of the winery, facing primarily northeast and southeast
    • Viticulture: Sustainable
    • Soil: Marl
    • Density: 5,500 vines/hectare (2,225 vines/acre)
    • Training: Arched cane and Guyot trained
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): September 20
  • 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 pumped into temperature-controlled stainless-steel vats. The wine is kept on its lees for at least 7 months before bottling, 9 months after harvest.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
    • Production (in cases): 4,000 bottles
    • Production Case Pack: 12/750ml
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 5.8g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Greenish straw-yellow color; pronounced yet delicate aromas of peach, white pasta, lilac, grapefruit, tomato leaf and passion fruit; wine characterized by a full body but at the same time velvety and elegant; intended for aging. Pair with appetizers, intense and aromatic first courses; ideal for fish dishes and shellfish.

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  • Sauvignon de La Tour, Collio DOC – 2014 – 91 points – jamessuckling.com

    "A sauvignon with lime and sliced apple. Full body, fresh acidity and a mineral, green apple aftertaste. Fresh and crisp. Subtle character..."

  • Sauvignon de La Tour, Collio DOC – 2014 – 91 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “Enticing aromas of tropical fruit, elderflower, tomato leaf and a whiff of hay lead the nose on this full-bodied white … creamy white peach, passion fruit, chopped herb and mineral. Fresh acidity brightens the rich flavors.”

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