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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

Originating in the Bordeaux region of France, the Sauvignon Blanc grape varietal is today found in many different countries around the world. It is a grape which prefers milder temperatures, as too much exposure to heat dulls the juices within the green skinned fruits, leading to wines which are flat and characterless. As such, it is often found in valley regions, or by the coast where it can benefit from cooling oceanic winds before their characteristic early harvest. Indeed, climate appears to be the main variable in regards to the eventual flavor of Sauvignon Blanc wines, and wineries are constantly experimenting with harvesting dates in order to bring out everything from meadow flavors and grassy notes, to citrus and tropical fruit flavors in the bottle. In general, though, Sauvignon Blanc varietal grapes tend to produce wines which are dry, zesty and crisp in their nature, and extremely refreshing when served chilled.

Region: Friuli-Venezia Giulia

Friuli-Venezia Giulia is an important Italian wine region, situated high in the northernmost parts of the country, and close to the Slovenian and Austrian borders. As such, there is a considerable Germanic influence on the wines of this region, with varietals such as Riesling growing alongside Italian classics such as Pinot Grigio. The finest wines of Friuli-Venezia Giulia are considered to be those which capture the alpine essence of the region, with its pine scented terroirs and crystal mountain waters which run down from the mountains. There are also several interesting lesser known grape varietals processed in Friuli-Venezia Giulia, which gives the region a unique wine culture which the local wine makers are immensely proud of, and which makes the region a fascinating one to explore.

Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.