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Alcohol (% vol): 13,50
Residual sugar: dry
Vintage: 2008
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Terre Alte

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Created in 1981, Terre Alte is considered one of Italy's most prestigious white wines. The balanced blend of Friulano, Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon grapes, estate-grown at Rosazzo in the historic Terre Alte vineyards, yelds a superbly elegant wine with a profusion of intense fruit and flower aromas. A wine of outstanding structure, Terre Alte acquires a wonderfully complex bouquet of tertiary aromas with bottle aging.

Awards:
"Duemilavini 2011" - A.I.S.: "5 bunches"
"Vini d'Italia 2011"- Gambero Rosso: "3 glasses"
"I Vini di Veronelli 2011"- Luigi Veronelli: "3 stars"
"I Vini d'Italia 2011"- L'Espresso: "4 bottles"
"VIN 2011"- D'Agata & Comparini: "91/100"
WINE PROFILE  
Variety: Friulano - Pinot Bianco - Sauvignon
Denomination: Colli Orientali del Friuli
Designated zone: D.O.C.
Area of production: Rosazzo
Soil type: Marl and sandstone flysch of Eocene origin
Grape: Friulano - Pinot Bianco - Sauvignon
Vine training system: Guyot
Pest control: Low environmental impact integrated pest management.
Harvest period: Last ten days of September
Harvest method: Manual
Vinification: The bunches were carefully destemmed and left to macerate for a short period. Next, the fruit was soft crushed. The must obtained was then allowed to settle. The Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon fermented at controlled temperatures in stainless steel tanks, where they matured for about ten months. The Friulano fermented and aged in small casks of French oak.
Ageing: The Pinot Bianco and Sauvignon mature in stainless steel while the Friulano stays in small oak casks. After ageing for about ten months, the wines were blended. The bottled wine was aged in temperature-controlled binning cellars for about 9 months.
Sensory characteristics:
Appearance: intense straw yellow.

Nose: intense, elegant, complex and captivating, great personality and power; aromas of exotic fruit perfectly integrated to notes of Mediterranean herbs, acacia flowers, hawthorn, citrus peel, saffron, sweet almond, graphite, brackish.

Palate: seductive, deep, harmonious, rich, savoury, soft yet vibrant; aromatic aftertaste, intriguing, persistent with hints of bergamot, sage and marine minerals.

Serving suggestions: Especially made for fish dishes, excellent with vegetable risotto, white meat and cheese.
Serving temperature: 14 - 15 °C
 
 
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