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Producer: San SilvestroGrape Varieties: Cortese 100%Optimum Drinking: Within 3 yearsWine Style: Fresh dry light whiteAlcohol by Volume: 12%Closure: ScrewcapCountry: Italy
San Silvestro is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. The grapes are mostly grown in the Langhe and from vineyards found in the Roero and the Monferrato regions. San Silvestro represents the continuation of a project begun by Giovanni Sartirano which has been passed down through four generations. Today it is run by cousins Paolo and Guido Sartirano and San Silvestro has gradually expanded beyond the local market and their wines can be found around the world.
The Cortese is a white grape variety typical of the Piemonte area. It is grown on the Monferrato hills, in marl clay and sandy soils. It is not a very robust variety and requires good climatic conditions in order to ripen properly, but has found its place in the vineyard on these hillsides producing a fresh wine and rich in minerality, expressing the terroir of the Monferrato hills. The wine takes its name from the beautiful Princess Adelasia, the bride of Aleramo, who was the first Marquis of Monferrato.
The grapes were harvested at optimum maturity and phenolic ripeness. They were gently pressed prior to fermentation, which took place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 16 to 18°C and lasted for approximately 10 days. The wine was left to rest in tank for several months, preserving the freshness and purity of fruit, prior to being bottled.
Made from the Cortese grape this is dry and refreshing, with vibrant and fruity aromatics underpinned by delicate floral nuances. Intense and fruit-driven on the palate, with notes of crunchy green apple, mineral tones, a hint of white pepper and a delicious mouth-watering lemon-peel finish.
Delicious with grilled prawns, pasta with basil and pine nuts or a seafood laksa.
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