Collavini Sauvignon Bianco Blanc Fumat 2018
The Collio region, a strip of hills against the Slovenian border, was only reunited with Italy after The First World War. This region is reputed to have one of Europe's most privileged micro-climates for white wines which dominate the region, while the red wines are also noted for their appeal. Collio wines are rather more intense than the wines from Friuli and have impressive richness and length. Founded by Eugenio Collavini in 1896, this family owned house is now run by Manlio Collavini together with his three sons. Located in Udine, they were among the first to vinify Ribolla Gialla (an ancient local variety) and to implement new winemaking technologies. Collavini prides itself on its clean, modern style wines while still retaining the traditions and grape varieties native to this area. Collavini's Broy is a multiple Tre Bicchieri winner and is recognised as one of Italy's top white wines.
The grapes were gently pressed and then fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine was then left to rest in tank for a minimum of 6 months prior to bottling.
Cordon spur and Guyot
A dry, clean and slightly smoky flavour, full and velvety with a bouquet reminiscent of fresh lemons, peaches and melons. Elegantly styled Sauvignon.
Everyday Serving Suggestion
Collavini Sauvignon Bianco Blanc Fumat is best served chilled at 10C with hors d'oeuvres, fish in sauces and shellfish.
Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Friuli Venezia Giula / Collio DOC