Sauvignon Lafoa Colterenzio 2022
A very nice and crispy Sauvignon strongly influenced by the cool, sunny landscape of rolling hills. The harvesting is done only when the grapes are fully ripe than they are crushed, shortly left to soak and pressed.Half of the total quantity is fermented in stainless-steel tanks than the other half in oak-casks and barriques. The part vinified in oak is allowed to have malolactic fermantation. After the two wine has aged for 8 months on their fine lees we obtain the final blend. Follows a light filtering and the final bottling.
Colterenzio is located in Cornaiano, one of the several picturesque villages nestled among the vineyards in an area of cool, rolling vine-covered hills, south of Bolzano in Alto Adige, which is the most northern region of Italy. On these hills, crafted and smoothed by glaciers during the last Ice Age, Colterenzio procured the ideal location for planting its vines. The growing area includes vineyards located between 250 and 550 m above the sea level with a large spectrum of different varieties, soil compositions, micro-climate and ripening phases. Very important for the vineyards are the protection by the Alps, significant difference in day-night temperatures during the ripening phase, and consistent aeration from Lake Garda. The result are beautiful and crispy wines with Alpine fragrance and Mediterranean spice and warmth.
Since 2009 Colterenzio has been working toward being a green business: all buldings have been equipped with photovoltaic and solar panels and now the winery produces green energy supplying 55% of its total consumption and 70% of all hot water required.
Colterenzio was one of the first wine producers to champion an idea now recognized in many cellars: select the best vintners to form an elite group of quality, whose objective is the production of grapes raised for wines of excellence.
Colterenzio winery belive that quality originates in the vineyard. From planting the baby vines to harvesting the grapes by hand. The vines are cultivated according to the traditional "pergola" and the more modern Guyot training system.