Sauvignon Blanc DOC ALOIS LAGEDER
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This vine variety was planted for the first time in Alto Adige at the end of the 19 Century and was from that moment on cultivated only in Terlano, near Bolzano, on sandy soils of volcanic origin. But, to tell the truth, it develops important qualities also in lands rich of limestone. The style of our Sauvignon Blanc comes from the interaction of different terroirs, composed mainly of sands and pebbles. For wine making, the producer uses Sauvignon Blanc 100%. The grapes come from selected vineyards located in Terlano, Magrè, Cortaccia and Termeno. This prolific territories of volcanic origin have an elevation between 250 and 520 meters on the sea level. Especially in Magrè, Cortaccia and Termeno, their composition is rich of limestone. The age of the vineyards swings between 7-66 years old. The harvest period lasts for the first 20 days of September, followed by fermentation at controlled temperature in steel containers. The aging completes the process, with the rest of yeasts for at least 4 months.
Features of the white “Sauvignon Blanc” Alois Lageder
The organoleptic analysis reveal a shiny straw yellow with green shades. The perfume is rich of delicate aromas, it’s a fresh wine, full of minerals, fruits and flowers. The taste is quite structured, harmonic, fruity, fresh and dry, with some hints of sourness. The ideal aging period for the complete evolution of the wine lasts from 1 to 5 years.
Recommended food pairings while tasting this white wine
Perfect with starters, asparagus, grilled or baked fish, shellfish or crustaceans, white meat, poultry and vegetables. It has to be served at 12°C in a high, wide wine glass. It reaches an alcoholic strength of 12.5 Vol.