22.8.12

Whites: Sauvignon Blanc (Südtirol)

A couple of years ago we took a wine tasting trip in Südtirol, the area north of Garda Lake and south of Austria. Beautiful place, I'll try to write about it some time.
Anyhow, among the delicious wines we tasted we fell for the Sauvignon Blanc, a fresh yet very mineral white. It is so delicious it quickly made it to my top 5 favorite wines!
The origin of this grape is french (Bordeaux area) and it was brought to Italy in the 1800. Its name comes from the french word sauvage (savage) which described the origins of the plant. It is a type of grape you can find around the world and in other places of Italy.



Grape(s):Sauvignon
Production area: Südtirol
Terroir: mineral-rich, chalky soils. Soft and permeable.
Features: straw yellow color with golden-greenish reflections., firm tannins, intense aroma of vegetables and fruits; the most persistent aroma is that of tomato leaves. Fresh and structured.
Food pairing: Fish, cheeses, salads
When to drink it: Soon, aging is not its best feature.


My top 2:
- Lafòa (Colterenzio)
- Puntay (Erste & Neue)