2017 Sauvignon Blanc Sudtirol Terlaner DOC

Producer: Stachlburg

Production zone: on the stony slopes of Wolfsthurn Castle in Andrian in the middle of the Terlaner designation area, at 300 m elevation.

Vines: 100% sauvignon blanc.

Vinification: a few hours of cold maceration. Steel fermentation and then aged 50% in steel and 50% in used oak barrels for 6 months.

Sensory Characteristics:

Colour : light straw color, brilliant.
Aroma: beautiful aromas of gooseberry, currants and elderflowers with a tropical and herbaceous background.
Taste: intense and rounder due to the partial oak ageing, balanced and fresh.

Accompaniment: ideal with Dungeness crab, risotto alla Milanese or butternut squash ravioli.

Serving temperature:   8-10° C.

Summary: lively and refined with an elegant and distant hint of barrel ageing.  Life is pretty cool up here in Sudtirol just below the Dolomites.