2018 La Tunella Sauvignon Blanc
Harvested at the right degree of ripeness, a portion of the Sauvignon grapes are destemmed and gently pressed; the other portion is first subjected to cryo-maceration at 4°C for about 36 hours. The resulting must undergo cold static decantation and then a fermentation starter, prepared 3-4 days earlier from the selected best grapes of the same variety, is added. The must then ferments slowly in stainless steel vats at a precisely controlled temperature (16 °C) for approximately 30 to 40 days. Maturation continues in stainless steel vats, during which time also a lengthy series of batonnage processes is carried out at set intervals to produce a well rounded and full bodied wine, with a delicate bouquet. After a long sur lie ageing process, bottling is deferred until the month of February.
Tasting notes - The Sauvignon has an intense, persistent typical bouquet of this variety. The nose has aromas of great intensity and elegance with typical green sensations of sage and tomato leaf, blending with fruity, more delicate notes (melon and yellow pepper), closing with a long aromatic persistence .
The Sauvignon is a wine for aperitifs and starters, excellent with lobster, scampi, salmon and sea fish in general. Also excellent with creamed and clear soups, risottos and dishes based on aromatic herb