Pepi Sauvignon

 

Appellation

Südtirol – Alto Adige DOC

Grapes

Sauvignon

Vineyards

The vineyards with their calcareous gravelly soils are found opposite each other on the east and west sides of the valley in hilly locations above 450 m in altitude. The respectively west or east-facing vineyards are subject to very different sun exposure during the course of the day.

Yield

55 hl/hectare

Aging

3-5 years

Serving Temperature

10-12° C

Availability

0,75 l

Winemaking

After harvest, the grapes are gently pressed at low pressure and for a longer period. Fermentation follows at controlled temperature (19°C) in steel tanks, with maturation in big oak casks with no malolactic fermentation.

Tasting Notes

This wine is light straw yellow with a green sheen. Its flowery aroma has a unique varietal bouquet reminiscent of elderflower and nettle accompanied by yellow fruit aromas of exotic fruits as well as native fruits such as peach and gooseberry. This Sauvignon is wonderfully fresh, lively and of hearty acidity. In a wonderful way, PePi unites juicy freshness on the one hand with appealing opulence on the other hand, a result of the vineyards located on opposite-facing sides of the valley.

Food Pairing

Pairs with first courses or fish, wonderful with slightly spicy dishes of white meat, and locally enjoyed as an accompaniment to asparagus dishes.

 

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