“Enos I” Sauvignon Blanc

A dry, fresh wine with a delicate body.

Bottle Size: 750 mL

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  • Vintage 2015
  • Producer
  • Country Italy
  • Region Toscana
  • Composition:
    100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Winemaker Notes Vini Montauto, a property founded by Riccardo Lepri's grandfather some 60 years ago stretches over 200 hectares of sun drenched, soft sloping Tuscan hills, the famous homeland of strong statement red wines. Riccardo Lepri has been at the helm of his family’s vineyard for more than a decade. Located in a part of Southern Tuscany that is terra incognita for most tourists, Vini Montauto has made the rather controversial decision to focus on white wines in a region that is far better known for her busty reds. But that’s very much Riccardo’s strong suit. He sees himself as an anti-conformist and his wines proudly follow suit.
  • Tasting Notes Intense aromas of lime peel, aromatic marjoram, and a delicate floral bouquet. A dry, fresh wine with a delicate body. It maintains its elegant structure with vibrant citrus and savory notes in the long finish.
  • Press WE 89

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  • Vineyard The grapes come from 33-year old vineyards that produce 1.3 kg of grapes per vine. The land is located 200 m above sea level, and 10 km from the coast in the southern part of the Grosseto province, in the inland parts of Maremma. The soil is predominantly clayey and stony, and is characterized by sharp temperature variations between day and night.
  • Vinification Soft pressing of the whole bunch of grapes. Settling for 36 hours, fermentation in stainless steel tanks at constant temperature of 16 degrees Celsius.
  • Viticulture High spurred cordon in order to favor shading during the summer heat and avoid an undesired oxidation, with 3300 vines per hectare. When the grapes are ripe, they are selected and harvested manually. The grape harvest takes place during the last ten days of August, starting very early in the morning in order to guarantee a cool temperature when the grapes are brought to the wine cellar and to lower the risk of undesired fermentation.
 

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