Sauvignon Blanc

Lieben Aich

2020

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

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.

Vintage

2020 brought us an early harvest with good qualities and nice quantities. The new shoots appeared not very early, but a very warm spring and a balanced summer were optimal for the development of the vines, so that we already started harvesting on 25 August. During the harvest, there were repeated phases of rain, but with our quickness and our meticulous selection work, we were able to bring very good qualities into the cellar. In the mid of September, we harvested fully mature Sauvignon grapes from the Lieben Aich vineyard. They were golden-yellow in colour with yellow fruit aromas and a perfect sugar-acid balance. At 30 hl per hectare, yield was also very satisfactory.

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.

Bottled

4,640 bottles

Analytical data

Residual sugar: 1.4 g/l
Alcohol: 13.5 % vol.
Acidity: malolactic fermentation: 5.8 g/l

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 2022 to 2032.
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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