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Producer: CollaviniGrape Varieties: 100% Sauvignon BlancOptimum Drinking: Within 4 yearsWine Style: Elegant clean yet soft Sauvignon BlancAlcohol by Volume: 12.5%Closure: Natural CorkCountry: Italian
Founded by Eugenio Collavini in 1896, this family owned house is now run by Manlio Collavini together with his three sons. Located near Udine they were among the first to vinify Ribolla Gialla (an ancient local variety) and to implement new winemaking technologies. Collavini prides itsself on its clean, modern style wines while still retaining the traditions and grape varieties native to the area.Their flagship white wine "Broy" 2003 made from Chardonnay, Tocai and Sauvignon was awarded the coveted 3 Bicchieri in the 2005 gambero Rossoas was the 2004 in the 2006 edition.The Collio region, a strip of hills against the Slovenian border, was only reunited with Italy after the First World War. This region is reputed to have one of Europe's most priviledged micro-climates for white wines which dominate the region, while the red wines are also noted for their appeal. Collio wines are rather more intense than the wines from Friuli and have an impressive richness and length. Isonzo is a small DOC in the extreme north east of Italy in the Friuli region.
Grapes: 100% Sauvignon grapes from the Collio hills.
Winemaking: The grapes were gently pressed and then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine was then left to rest in tank for a minimum of 6 months prior to bottling.
Harvest: By hand in September Yield: 8,000KG/Hectare
Density: 4,000 vines per Hectare Trailing: Guyot and spurred rows
Colour: Pale yellow
Serve: Chilled at 10°C with hors d'oeuvres, fish in sauces and shellfish.
Taste: A dry, clean flavour, at the same time elegant, soft and velvety with a bouquet reminiscent of fresh lemons, peaches and melons.
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