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SHELF TALKERS
Castello di Spessa
Sauvignon Collio DOC
Friuli Venezia Giulia

The history of Collio’s vineyards dates back to pre-Roman times and crosses the Middle Ages, a period when the wines from Collio were valued throughout Europe. The Consorzio Tutela Vini del Collio was created in 1964, one of the first wine assocations in Italy, and in 1968 it received the recognition of the Denomination of Origin (Collio DOC). Sauvignon is one of the most sought-after and esteemed wines from Collio, where it has an ideal habitat to develop an extraordinary aromatic profile, together with great freshness and structure, and therefore a long aging potential.


Owner: Loretto Pali
Website: www.castellodispessa.it
Winemaker: Enrico Paternoster
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Sauvignon

Vineyard Location: Capriva del Friuli
Orientation: North east
Elevation: 50 m a.s.l.
Vines Planted: 1990
Trellising: Guyot
Vines/Acre: 6,000/Ha
Yield/Acre: 60 q/Ha
Soil: Flysch (locally called “Ponca”) consisting of marl and sandstone

Vinification
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks/ 25 days at 14° C

Aging Process
The wine is left to refine in stainless steel tanks of 50 Hl for 6 months and 2 months in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Bright straw yellow color
Bouquet: The nose is fresh with vegetal notes; a mix of sage, tomato leaf, and a pinch of rosemary
Flavor: After a few minutes, the aromas open revealing hints of box hedge, aniseed and white peach. The palate is plush and round with a tantalizing and satisfying complexity
Pairings: Excellent with any type of fish and strong, savory herb risottos, shellfish salads with tomatoes and chives, pasta with freshwater crayfish and mint, bouillabaisse

Alcohol Content: 14%
Residual Sugar: > 1 g/L
Serving Temperature: 54 °F
Production: 6,600 bts