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Istituto Agrario di San Michele all'Adige
Sauvignon Blanc Trentino DOC
Trentino

An extension of the renowned institute, the winery of San Michele is located in what was once an Augustan monastery in the 12th century. Expanded over the course of the last 20 years, the winery today features modern enological technology that is dedicated to the production of indigenous varietals like Lagrein that represent the unique history of winemaking in Trentino.


Owner: Province of Trento
Website: www.iasma.it
Winemaker: Enrico Paternoster
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard Location: Telve and Vigalzano
Orientation: South
Trellising: Simple Trentino pergola and Vertical-trellised with guyot training
Vines/Acre: 1,700
Soil: Telve: pebbly, sandy, well drained, derived from typical schistose meta-morphic Lagorai rocks

Vinification
Grapes are hand harvested in the second half of September; grapes are cold pressed and undergo traditional white wine vinification with brief maceration; part is fermented in stainless steel, part in barriques

Aging Process
On the lees for 6 months, 70% in stainless steel tanks and 30% in barriques. 2 months in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Straw yellow
Bouquet: The nose shows lively typical aromas of the grape variety, such as passion fruit, cirtus, peach, tomato leaf.
Flavor: On the palate it is well-balanced and well- structured with a pleasant acidity and minerality, and varietal after taste
Pairings: Suitable for asparagus, seafood appetizers, fish and white meats

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 50°F
Production: 15,000 bottles