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SAUVIGNON Cero` 2011

Wine Details
Vintage 2011
Wine White
Status DOC, inc VAT
Case £315.00
Bottle £26.25

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Venica & Venica, Friuli

Increasingly gaining on the more famous and expensive Ronco delle Mele (see below), this second selection Sauvignon from Venica&Venica is perhaps more subtle but no less intriguing than its big brother. Seven separate microvinifications ensure a well delineated but ultimately harmonious wine with passionfruit, lemonpeel and a touch of cedar on the nose leading to a crisply elegant palate, yet with an oily mouthfeel and a fig syrup and tropical fruit finish.

The Venica & Venica estate

The Estate has been in the Venica family for three generations, and unoaked whites predominate. Collio's distinct microclimate has encouraged the Estate to vinify separately parcels of vines from different areas of the vineyards in order to highlight the complexity that is possible. Among their portfolio of wines, Gianni, Giorgio and Giampaolo make two of the region's finest Sauvignon Blancs (Mele and Cero) which bear comparison with the very best of Sancerre and Pouilly Fumé. After the heavy rains of 2002 and the blistering heat of 2003, 2004 allowed the vines to recover their equilibrium so that the wines from the current 2005 and 2006 vintages are the perfect balance of concentration, purity, depth and length.
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