Sauvignon Prail Colterenzio 2021
The grapes of the Sauvignon Prail of Colterenzio Winery grows in the calcareous soils of the cool hills in Alto Adige sites at an altitude of 400-500 above sea level with high mineral content. The fermentation of this pure sauvignon blanc takes place in stainless-steel tanks at a constant temperature of 18° C for about 14 days.Part of the wine is fermented in large oak casks than both new wines refine separetly on their fine lees for 6 months and will blended just before bottling. The Sauvignon Prail belongs to the Praedium range that means the grapes are sourced from selected vineyards and specific micro-zones cultiveted by the same family for generations.
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.