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Borgo Conventi Collio Sauvignon Blanc  750ml
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Borgo Conventi Collio Sauvignon Blanc

Borgo Conventi - Friuli-Venezia Giulia - Italy - Collio Goriziano Or Collio
Tasting notes Colour: Straw yellow with greenish hues. Nose: Intense, very complex and characteristic. The notes of green pepper, tomato leaves and peach are well accompanied by delicate flowery scents and hints of flint leading to a finish with light notes of sage. Palate: Very harmonious and elegant. Fruit, acidity and alcohol are well balanced and the aromatic persistence is excellent.
Tasting notes
Colour: Straw yellow with greenish hues.
Nose: Intense, very complex and characteristic. The notes of green pepper, tomato leaves and peach are well accompanied by delicate flowery scents and hints of flint leading to a finish with light notes of sage.
Palate: Very harmonious and elegant. Fruit, acidity and alcohol are well balanced and the aromatic persistence is excellent.

Wine maker notes
Vineyards:
Location: different vineyards in the Collio area Altitude: 45 to100 m. above sea level Exposure: North-west, south-west and south Soil: The clayey soil of the Collio DOC area results from the disintegration of the stratified marl and sandstone in the subsoil. It is rather marly in the higher areas and has a finer composition at the foothills Microclimate: Mild temperatures with rainy springs and warm, dry summers Vine planting system: Double Guyot Vine planting density: 3500 to 5500 vines per hectare Age of the the vineyards: 10 to 30 years Vinification and Ageing:
Manual harvest in 18-kilos cases. The grapes are destemmed and go through a light, cold maceration. Alcohol fermentation without skin contact in stainless steel tanks for approx. 10 days at a controlled temperature. The wine rests on the lees though the winter, then is bottled the following spring.

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Winery: Borgo Conventi

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

The green skinned grapes of the Sauvignon Blanc varietal had their origins in Southern France, where they are still widely grown and used for many of the excellent young and aged white wines the region is famous for. Today, however, they are grown in almost every wine producing country in the world, and are widely revered for their fresh and grassy flavors, full of tropical notes and refreshing, zesty character. Sauvignon Blanc grapes thrive best in moderate climates, and ripen relatively early in the year. This has made them a favorite for many wineries in the New World, where they can still produce healthy and high yields in the earlier part of the summer before the temperatures become too hot. Too much heat has a massively adverse effect on Sauvignon Blanc, as the grapes become dull in their flavor, and the wine produced from them loses all its unique character and high points. As such, Sauvignon Blanc farmers have had a lot of trouble from global warming and climate change, as they are being forced to harvest their crops increasingly earlier in the year when it is cool enough to do so.

Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

The special region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia in northern Italy has a long history of producing exceptional white wines in its beautifully mountainous vineyards. Situated between the stunning Italian Alps and the wild Adriatic sea, Friuli-Venezia Giulia's wineries are dedicated to capturing the alpine essence of their wonderful terroir, and the finest wines of the region are famed for their alpine freshness, full of notes of clear mountain waters and lush, green grasses. Because Friuli-Venezia Giulia is so close to the Italian border with Slovenia and Austria, it is normal to find wineries working with grape varietals not normally associated with Italian wines. However, the Riesling wines of Friuli-Venezia Giulia are undoubtedly amongst the finest in Europe, and French varietals such as Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir also grow very well there alongside some of Italy's best Pinot Grigio vines.

Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.