Sauvignon Blanc

Lieben Aich

2019

Wine
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

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.

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.

Bottled

4,350 bottles were filled in August 2020

Analytical data

Residual sugar: 0.6 g/l
Alcohol: 14 % vol.
Acidity: malolactic fermentation: 6.2 g/l

Vintage

2019 was not a year for volume, but in terms of quality it was very good and in some cases excellent. The new shoots appeared early, but cold and wet weather in April and May held back vegetation growth to such an extent that it became a late year. A long ripening peri-od in combination with a golden autumn finally created the conditions for a great vintage. On September 12, we harvested fully mature Sauvignon grapes from the Lieben Aich vineyard. They were golden-yellow in col-our with yellow fruit aromas and a perfect sugar-acid balance. At 30 hl per hectare, yield was also very satis-factory.

Description and food recommendations

Scintillating golden yellow in the glass. The aroma is intense reminiscent of tropical fruits, mango, papaya and passion fruit, full-bodied only on the middle-palate, otherwise mineral-like reminiscent of wet stones with juicy acidity finishing long with flinty notes. Complex with minerality and ripe fruit on the finish.

Enjoy at optimum maturity from 2021 to 2031.

Serve: lightly chilled, 51 - 55 °F; in its youth the wine will benefit from decanting; serve in Burgundy glasses. Delicious with shellfish and crustaceans, grilled sea fish and white meats.

Distributor: Manincor, San Giuseppe al Lago 4, 39052 Caldaro/Italy

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