Sauvignon

Sauvignon 2017


Wine district:

Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina


Vintage:

2017

Variety:

100% Sauvignon


Wineyard:

Tilia estate:
Čez potok (0.5 ha, altitude 170 m a.s.l.),
Za hišo (0.3 ha, altitude 170 m a.s.l.)
6000 vines/ha, average plant age 12 years, single guyot training system.
Partner farm:
Cigoj Vrtovin – vineyard Potoče


Soil:

marl


Wine Yield:

50 hL/ha


Harvesting:

hand-picked


Bottling:

November 2017 – June 2018


Production:

6500 bottles / 540 cases


Alcohol:

13.5 vol. %


Sugar:

3.0 g/L


Acid:

5.8 g/L


PH:

3.18


Recomended serving temperature

10-12°C


Wine Technology:

The juice is stainless steel tank fermented, 5% of skin in contact with juice during fermentation, filtrated before bottling.


Wine Description:

Wine is very smooth in taste with rich grassy aroma, with a lot of refreshing impressions of grape fruit, capsicum and passion fruit.


Food and Wine

Recommended with all gently seasoned seafood, pastas and risottos, spiced with spring wild herbs.


Weather Characteristics of Vintages:

Early spring, budding in March. At the end of April strong spring frost follows in the lowest areas. Blooming finished in May. Conditions for the growth of grapes are optimal. Exchange of longer sunny and shorter rainy periods follows. In August a very early beginning of ripening slowed down owing to a longer dry period with extremely high temperatures (40 C). In September follows a very long period of rainy weather, which ends with a strong north-east wind / burja in the last week. Harvest of early varieties in late August, of medium and late varieties together at the same time at the end of September.