Primaluce Sauvignon Blanc

son of the dawn

#land #exposure #light #tension #release
A wine that springs from the first light of day, the dew of the dawn, gently rocked by the cool morning breeze, ever poised and ever stylish, constantly striving heavenward, aspiring to greater things. The bouquet opens out instantly on the palate, releasing the tension that is its very essence: mineral by nature, austere yet predictable, with a thrilling tang reminiscent of the sea. A choice that has evolved over the years to make the very best of the land, with the aid of the grapes that enjoy the best exposure to the sun.
in the vineyard

Soil: Flysch, interbedded clayey-textured marl and sandstone
Planting pattern: Small parcels surrounded by woodland
Vineyard location: Hillslope terraces
Training system: Guyot simple
Average density: 4.500 vines per hectare
Average yield: 1.2 kg per vine
Elevation: 200-300 metres above sea level
Harvest method: Bunch selection and manual harvest using small cases
Average age of vineyards: 20 years
Vineyard exposure: South-east
Vineyard treatments: Ground cover treatments: copper and mined sulphur
Soil working: Spontaneous ground cover

in the cellar

Vintage 2015

Winemaking: Spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts in French oak barrels
Maturation: 12 months, ageing on the lees
Number of bottles produced c. 1.500
Alcohol content 13,5 % Vol
Reducing sugar 1 g/l
Total acidity 7 g/l

in the glass

Sensory profile: Dry white wine, tropical fruits, minerality, full savoury palate
Recommended matchings: Pasta and rice with vegetables, asparagus, eggs, sea fish
Serving temperature: 10-12 °C

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