Erzetič Sauvignon


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About wine: A wine of bright yellow colour with greenish hues. On the nose it boasts elderflower and passionflower, as well as gooseberries, red grapefruit, and pomelo. In the background grassy and balsamic notes can be sensed, and even flint stone, which indicates the wine’s complexity. On the palate it is convincingly grassy, yet at the same time fruity. Full of surprises, pleasant and spicy, distinctively multi-layered, with a long sequence of new flavours that flow into a long aftertaste. An elegant, harmonious wine with a distinct mineral character.

Alcohol: 13 vol %
Total acidity: 3,47 g/l
Variety: 100 % Sauvignon

Type of wine: white, dry

Vintage: 2018
Vineyards age: over 15 years
Vineyards exposure:: west oriented sloaps in upper Brda
Vineyard: terraces, 4000 plants per hectar, single guyot

Soil type: marl (Eocene flysch)

Cultivation: converting to organic

Harvest: hand-harvested, second half of September

Vinification: after 24 hours of cold maceration the must was pressed and cooled down to 8°C in a stainless steel container. After a day the must was decanted and then fermentation began at a controlled temperature of 14°C. Decanted at the end of fermentation

Maturation: on fine lees until January, when was filtered and bottled

Bottling: 0,75 l bottles, box of 6 bottles, natural cork

With food: The Erzetič Sauvignon is an excellent aperitif and the perfect wine to enjoy with family and friends, as its complexity leads to great social gathering accompanied by various dishes. It is recommended to be served particularly with vegetable egg omelettes, asparagus, spring salads, and fresh cheeses such as mozzarella, but especially with dishes with fish and shellfish and the Mediterranean cuisine which is known for its abundance of tomatoes and basil. The ideal serving temperature is between 6 and 8 ° C.

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