EttaroSauvignon Blanc Riserva
The result is a careful job of research, analysis and passion; it is an elegant wine with an incisive minerality, intense freshness and pleasant flavor.
Man’s labor embraces the climate and the area, giving maximum expression to this variety: a wide range of flowers and white-fleshed fruit blends into the refined, toasted traces and delicate citrus notes.
Provenance of grapes:
From the vineyards of Castello di Buttrio
layers of marl and sandstone of eocene origin, known as “ponca” in Friulian
Hillslope rows, planted on ledges for improved vineyard management
The location in the hills at Castello di Buttrio, 142 metres above sea level, ensures perfect air circulation and the ideal range of day-night temperatures at harvest time brings the grapes to optimal ripeness
Low environmental impact management encourages the grapes to express the territory
Decided on the basis of periodic grape tastings and monitoring of sugar, acidity and aromatic ripeness
Soft whole-grape pressing. Settling at 14°C for 12 hours part of the most is fermented in stainless-steel baths at a controlled temperature of 18-20° C and another part in wooden barrels
For 11 months on fermentation fine lees
Release to market:
3½ years after the harvest
Appearance: Brilliant straw yellow
Nose: Hints of white grape and jasmine. A fresh citrus balances well the toasted nuances.
Palate: Full-bodied and elegant taste. The characteristics perceived by the smell are confirmed with an intense mineral and fresh flavor. Excellent structure, well-balanced.
Marvellous with crustaceans and excellent with lobster alla Catalana or flavorful fish dishes such as salmon grilled with fine herbs. Well-paired with seafood In general or vegetable risotto dishes.
10° – 12° C