still waters run deep

Tannenberg

2018

Wine
Noble is he who is sufficient unto himself. Perhaps a little challenging and in any case sensitive. But with plenty of desirable qualities: clarity, freshness and complexity.

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 nine months to allow its aromas and flavour to develop.

Site and soil

The “Liebeneich” 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

18,000 bottles were filled in June 2019.

Analytical data

Residual sugar: 1.1 g/l
Alcohol: 13,5 % vol.
Acidity: 6.7 g/l

Vintage

2018 was a far from easy year. Some of our best sites were affected by hail. We invested a great deal of time in selection during the harvest in order to obtain perfect grapes. Fortunately the weather in autumn was very good, so that we were able to bring in the harvest in our own good time. Manual harvesting took three times longer than usual. In the end it can be said that the 2018 wines are of very high quality. We harvested our Sauvignon Blanc grapes at full maturity at the beginning of September. Aromatic intensity, sugar concentration and acidity level were ideal. At 35 hl per hectare, the yield was very low.

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. Enjoy at optimum maturity from autumn 2019 to the end of 2026.

Serve: lightly chilled, 46 - 50 °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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