Isolabella della Croce, Sauvignon Blanc Piemonte DOC

Isolabella della Croce

Piemonte IGT
A fresh and mineral taste accompanied by an intense bouquet of white and exotic flowers fully express the characteristics of the Sauvignon blanc. The vines are at the highest point of the Vineyard, cultivated at 540 meters above sea level, which renders a stronger thermal range in August and September.Crushing, destemming and soft pressing, fermentation at controlled temperature. For Sauvignon Blanc it’s vital to have an optimal maturation not just from a technical aspect but as well from an aromatic aspect. The delicacy of the perfumes and the finding the right balance are easily compromised if the grapes are picked prematurely or harvested too late. Thus each vine is cured very carefully creating an optimal result with great structure and persistence. The color is a pale straw yellow, clean and luminous. Its bouquet has scents of white flowers as well as typical aromas of Sauvignon blanc including that of the boxwood tree, notes of exotic fruits, especailly pineapple and liche fruit. In the mouth it’s fresh, mineral, and savory. The location of the vines on the high hills with a soil light in limestone makes this sauvignon particularly special and enjoyable. Perfect for something as simple as a savory or salty appetizer or excellent with fish. It also pairs perfectly with any pasta dish with a lighter sauce such as that with vegetables or white meat. YIELD ; 6 tonnes per hectare ; DENSITY ;5000 vines per hectare AVERAGE VINE AGE 10 years Alcohol - 13.5%
Sauvignon Blanc
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Piemonte, in the north-western corner of the Italian peninsula, sits at the foot of the Western Alps, which encircle the region to the north and west. Its seasons are very distinctive: hot, dry summers, cold winters, and temperate springs and autumns are common with occasional fog during harvest time. Located in north-west Italy, surrounded by the Alps, Piedmont means literally “foot of the Mountain” in Italian. .

The richness and elegance of Piedmontese wines go perfectly with the rich and creamy cuisine typical of Piedmont, with meat and risotto at the heart of every menu, not to mention the most notable ingredient, the white truffle (tartufi bianchi). Piedmont has the highest percentage of quality wines in the whole of Italy. It is home to some of the most robust, long-lived wines of the world, many of which are specific to Piedmont and have not excelled anywhere else in the world. The wines of Barolo and Barbaresco are two of Italy’s best. Like fine Bordeaux and Burgundy, these Nebbiolo wines age very well.

DOCs and DOCGs

DOC: Barbera d’Alba; Colli Tortonesi; Dolcetto d’Alba; Grignolino del Monferrato; Langhe; Loazzolo; Monferrato; Nebbiolo d’Alba; Rubino di Cantavenna; Piemonte

DOCG: Barbaresco; Barbera d’Asti; Barbera Nizza Superiore; Barbera del Monferrato Superiore; Barolo; Dolcetto d’Ovada; Erbaluce di Caluso; Gavi; Gattinara; Moscato d’Asti; Roero

The region’s pedigree is apparent in its 58 DOC and DOCG zones, and it has the highest percentage of classified wines in all of Italy.

Grape Varieties

Nebbiolo is the grape used in Piedmont's most important DOCGs: Barolo, Barbaresco and Gattinara. Barbera, a dark-skinned variety, is responsible for a growing number of superlative wines, labelled as Barbera del Monferrato, Barbera d’Asti or Barbera d'Alba.

Another important red grape is Dolcetto, with several DOCs to its name (d'Alba, d'Acqui and di Ovada are the top three). Although its name means 'little sweet one', Dolcetto gives red wines with an appetizing, gently bitter finish. Although Piedmont is known as a red-wine region, there are whites that have to be mentioned: Moscato d’Asti and sparkling Asti Spumante, both made from Moscato grapes; Gavi is the most renown still white, made from the Cortese grape, a local variety which gives a clean and citrussy white. Crisp, floral Arneis is the grape used for whites in Roero appellation..