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Luisa
Sauvignon Blanc Isonzo del Friuli DOC
Friuli Venezia Giulia

A green-skinned grape variety originating from the Bordeaux region of France. The name probably comes from the French word “sauvage”, meaning wild. Isonzo del Friuli is on the same latitude of the Southern Borgogna, the Cognac area in France and of the Williamette Valley in Oregon. The 210 acres of Luisa vineyards are in the flood plain at the beginning of the Collio and the Carso.

 


Owner: Eddi Luisa
Website: www.tenutaluisa.it
Winemaker: Michele Luisa
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard Location: Mariano del Friuli/Corona
Elevation: 90 ft
Vines Planted: 1995-2000
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 5,500
Soil: Mix of gravel and clay

Vinification
Cold maceration on the skins for 24 hours, light pressing and cold, static decanting; fermentation for 12 days in stainless steel vats, and a little part in tonneaux.

Aging Process
Six months on its lees, two months bottle refinement

Tasting Notes
Color: Golden color
Bouquet: This Sauvignon has a very fine typical bouquet, reminescent of sage, paprika and leaves of tomato
Flavor: A wine of great structure and excellent acidity, with a pleasant zesty and mineral finish
Pairings: Ideal with elaborate starters, strongly flavoured and spicy dishes, seafood

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 54°F
Production: 42,000 bts