Lieben Aich – Sauvignon Blanc.
Unlike any other Sauvignon you’ve ever tasted: this single grape is wild and earthy, a singular experience for wine anoraks.
Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc. – Colour: scintillating golden yellow. – Aroma and flavour: intense, reminiscent of ripe mango, papaya and passion fruit; full-bodied only on the mid-palate, otherwise with a mineral flavour and mouth-watering acidity and a lingering mineral-like character on the aftertaste. – Site and soil: the “Lieben Aich” site at Terlan, a south-west facing slope at an altitude of 300 m above sea level where the micro climate is mild and breezy and soils are porous with a high mineral content consisting of sand and clay mixed with eroded porphyry. – Winemaking: the grapes were de-stemmed, after which the juice and solid parts (minus stalks) were left to macerate in the press for twelve hours in order to leech from the skins a maximum of aroma substances and extract. Fermentation was spontaneous and took place in oak using yeasts occurring naturally in the vineyard. The young wine was matured in oak barrels on the fine lees for ten months to allow its aromas and flavour to develop. – Serving suggestions: very lightly chilled, 51–55 °F, to enjoy it at its best, in its youth this wine will benefit from decanting. Serve in Burgundy glasses. – Food recommendations: an excellent partner for shellfish and crustaceans, grilled sea fish and dishes based on white meats.