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Sauvignon Selezione ‘Flora’ Alto Adige DOC

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Tasting Notes

The Sauvignon grape varietal grows in Alto Adige since more than a century. For this extraordinary wine Girlan chooses the best Sauvignon grapes from the hillside vineyards of Cornaiano, Monticolo and Appiano Monte (500 meters above sea level) and the different combination of soils gives this wine unique character.

Sauvignon selezione Flora offers an intense bouquet of nettle and elderflower and a fresh lively flavor are typical qualities of this variety. The mineral nature and fresh acidity balance out in the aromas. A wine that adapts well to accompany fish, shellfish, asparagus and white meat dishes.

Winery

Girlan

Region

Alto Adige

Varietal

100% Sauvignon

Location of Vineyards

Cornaiano, Monticolo, Appiano

Altitude

500 meters above sea level

Soil

Different combinations of soil, from clay to lime and gravel.

Type of Cultivation

Guyot System

Vinification

The grapes are picked by hand and placed in small containers to prevent excess pressure on the grapes. Gentle whole cluster pressing and clarification of the must by natural sedimentation. Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature.

Aging

Aging on the lees for 8 months in stainless steel tanks without malolatic fermentation.

Alcohol Content

14.5%

Oenologist

Gerhard Kofler