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Colterenzio, Sauvignon Blanc Lafoa DOC 2019 (1x75cl)

Country: Italy
Region: Trentino Alto Adige
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Bottle Size: 75cl
ABV: 14.0%
Availability:6 in stock for same working day dispatch when ordered by 12pm
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Product Code: ITTA0027B19S
£31.95

Awarded a Platinum medal and 97 points at the 2021 Decanter World Wine Awards (click link for details).

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In 1960, 26 winegrowers from Colterenzio in Appiano founded their own cooperative in order to gain their independence from the wine merchants of the time. These rebels named the newly-founded cooperative after their homeland, the small hamlet of Schreckbichl, (Colterenzio in Italian). In their constant pursuit of top quality, the Colterenzio winemakers were also pioneers. The initial founder was Luis Raifer, who took over the management of the young cooperative in 1979. When he returned to South Tyrol from a study trip in California, he had big plans in mind. It was in the 1980s, South Tyrol was primarily a red-wine region, and the quality was run-of-the-mill. Raifer, a winegrower himself, recognised the potential of South Tyrol as an outstanding winegrowing region: The terroir was cheap, sufficient vineyard area was available and the winegrowers were hard-working and skilled.  His first step in his vineyard, “Lafóa”, a sunny mountain slope behind the Colterenzio cellar, was to replace the Vernatsch vines with Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, and, later, Sauvignon Blanc. He also brought in new quality standards: Lower yield for higher-quality grapes and higher-quality wines. It was on this pilot vineyard slope that, with both Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon, the new quality standard measures were introduced.

For more detail (vineyard/winemaking) of this DWW21 winner, see the blue link below for the excellent fiche technique/technical note from the winemakers themselves.

Sauvignon Blanc Lafoa DOC, Colterenzio 2019 - fiche technique

A clean, concentrated floral nose reminiscent of elder and acacia flower with hint of sage; fresh and distinctive on palate with nicely rounded fruit, light oak spice and a crisp finish.