Scolaris. Collio Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc Collio DOC
Grape Sauvignon Blanc
A nostalgic style of Sauvignon where the cut grass flavours are honed back to reveal ripe lemon, lime, yellow pepper and gooseberry. A very elegant, soft, fresh tasting dry white, so appealing and disturbingly easy drinking. 12.5%
The Collio nestles along the Slovenian border, the region has a history for crafting contemporary, quirky and excellent white wines, the inspirations being home grown in the main. Sauvignon Blanc was hijacked and re-created by the Kiwis and most of the world rushed after a slice of the cats-pee pie. Not the Collio.
The Sauvignon vines are ‘R3’a local Friuli clone, some are planted using a Guyot and some using a double cappuccino training system, the density is unfashionably low – 5000 vines per hectare and the yield quite high at 85 hectolitres per hectare.
The soils are the local Ponka, a slate-like limestone, rich in minerals, a magnificent terroir.