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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

Sauvignon Blanc grapes originated in France, where they are still widely grown today and treated to a wide range of processing practices – from aging in oak barrels, blending with other varietals, and undergoing malolactic fermentation to encourage a more mellow, buttery finish. These green skinned white wine grapes are highly versatile, and are now grown in several countries around the world which have the correct climatic conditions for getting the best results from them. Generally, Sauvignon Blanc varietal grapes prefer a cooler climate, as too much heat dulls the flavor present in the fruit. As such, they are generally grown in valleys and on coastal areas, where they can benefit from cooling breezes before being typically harvested early in the summer. The grapes themselves produce wines which are often very dry and crisp, yet full of a wide range of flavors including grasses, tropical fruits and citrus notes.

Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Situated in the north of Italy, between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea, Friuli-Venezia Giulia is a fascinating and ancient wine region which is only just being discovered by the international wine audiences, keen to uncover more lesser known gems of Italy. Because Friuli-Venezia Giulia is so close to the Austrian and Slovenian borders, the wines there display a distinctly Germanic character, and typically Germanic grape varietals such as Riesling grow extremely well there, and capture much of their stunning alpine terroir. As such, alpine freshness, crystal clear mountain water and beautifully dry and crisp notes are what Friuli-Venezia Giulia's wines are most renowned for, and the Riesling, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio wines of Friuli-Venezia Giulia, made by small, dedicated and traditional wineries, are considered amongst the finest in the world.

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.