Sauvignon Blanc 2016
IGT delle Venezie, Rosa Bosco, 750 ml
The Sauvignon Blanc by Rosa Bosco is a masterpiece from the hills of the Friuli-Venezia region. The nose reveals an intense and seductive scent of passion fruit, elderflower, grapefruit, box and a hint of caramel. From the first sip, the balance between creamy texture, "maritime" freshness, animating juiciness and herbaceous astringency is fascinating. A play of aromas of grapefruit, peaches, thyme, olives and almonds with a perceptible discreet influence of wood. The Sauvignon Blanc typical complexity and its richness linger for a long time.
|Origin:||Italy / Friaul Julisch Venezien|
|Grape variety:||Sauvignon Blanc|
|Ripening potential:||1 to 4 years|
|Serving temperature:||10 to 12 °C|
|Food pairing suggestion:||Fresh water fish with cream sauce, Goat's cheese, Coquilles Saint Jacques on lentils, Vegetable cous-cous, Asparagus specialities|
|Vinification:||short must fermentation, fermentation at low temperatures|
|Harvest:||hand-picking, strict selection, in small boxes|
|Maturation:||partly in steel tank, partly in barrique/ Pièces|
Rosa Bosco, already somewhat of a legend in the oenological world of Friuli, founded her label “RB” in 1998. Her wines are vinified and aged in the de Puppi family’s traditional azienda according to the credo "quality without compromise”.
At first, Rosetta – as she is affectionately known – bought her grapes from winegrowers who were friends of hers and who grew wine exactly according to her own ideas. In 2003, she placed production in the hands of the de Puppi family.
The Sauvignon blanc can be recognized with your eyes closed. Its typical bouquet is marked by green notes: freshly cut grass, tomato bunches, gooseberry. Citrus fruits, cassis and flint join into the mix. In warmer latitudes it also shows exotic aromas, such as passion fruit. Its acidity is decidedly lively. In all likelihood, it comes from the Loire Valley, where it is vinified in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre in its purest form: varietally, and without timber. In the 18th century, it found its way to Bordeaux. Ambitious producers assemble it there with Sémillon into substantial whites, which are aged in oak barrels. The Sauvignon blanc has been a sensational success in the past 20 years in New Zealand. With its refreshing sweet-and-sour style, winemakers from down under have conquered the world. The rich Sauvignons from Styria and crisp examples of South Tyrol and Friuli are worth mentioning as well. It pairs with anything from the sea. Or do it like they do on the Loire, and enjoy it with goat cheese.
Italy – Where wine is a way of life
The Italian wine regions are extremely diverse, and this is made clear in their wines. Established varieties such as Merlot, Syrah, and Sauvignon can be found on just 15 percent of the total vine growing area. The remaining 85 percent is reserved for autochthonous, indigenous varieties. More than 2,000 different grape varieties are grown under diverse conditions and pressed with various techniques into wines that reach the top tier of the international wine market.