Visintini Sauvignon Friuli Colli Orientali DOC

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Straw yellow color. Aroma reminiscent of elderberry, tomato leaves, sage, green pepper, exotic fruit and pink grapefruit. Dry taste, with aroma similar to the perfume.

Pair with spicy dishes, white meat and fish, creamy vegetable soups.

Viticulture: Organic / Biodynamic

ABV: 14%

"I hear there’s a Sancerre shortage. Shame. In the weeks before this modern-day inconvenience abates, maybe we turn our collective attention to one of the world’s other great Sauvignon terroirs? There’s minerality to love, and varietally-correct aromatics to convince all imbibers of the legitimacy of SB grown on the hills facing Slovenia. Visintini Sauvignon can be almost minty, an ideal pre-dinner white on a warm N.C. evening. Serve it with tramezzino al salmone, because why turn on the stove?"— JM Piedmont Wine Imports

Palmira, Oliviero and Cinzia Visintini are wine geeks of the best kind. You can see Slovenia from their farm, it’s the next line of low hills on the horizon, 6km away. Their grandfather Domenico Visintini bought the estate and its ruined medieval tower in 1884. The Visintinis farm twenty five hectares of indigenous grapes (Ribolla, Verduzzo, Friulano, Franconia) the bulk of which are in close proximity to the cellar. The winery was significantly expanded in 1976 by Andrea (the trio’s father) allowing for their current robust 140,000 bottle annual production, more or less. The new portion built by Andrea rests a full six meters underground, perfect for long term storage of the estate’s amphorae and bottle-aged reds. Andrea also installed the mixture of cement and stainless steel tanks that are used to ferment and age Visintini’s white wines. Their guiding principle in the cellar is to do as little as possible. In the fields Oliviero is charting a path toward biodynamic agriculture. After years of organic farming they are recently certified, and have begun making their own biodynamic composts and other preparations.

Friuli Colli Orientali
Sauvignon Blanc