Area: Italy, Friuli
Winery: Albino Armani
- Color: bright greenish reflections
- Bouquet: Aromatic polyphony of fruit and citrus
- Taste: Persistent, fruity, mineral
- Pairing: excellent as an aperitif. Ideal with fried fish, raw seafood, sea truffles and oysters. Also perfect on risottos and omelettes made with aromatic herbs.
Sauvignon is a grape originating from the Loire, France. Its name derives from the term "sauvage", from the wild vine that generated it. It is a demanding variety, which is best expressed in lean soils, rich in skeleton and in cool climates with marked temperature variations. This is why it has found a place of choice among the "Magredi" of Grave Friulana. It produces few clusters per vine for a wine that shows bright greenish reflections. Its distinctive feature is the aromatic polyphony where hints of pink grapefruit, tropical fruit and magnolia are captured. In the mouth it has sustained strength, with a long aromatic persistence reminiscent of the same fruits, to close with a pleasant mineral note.
The Albino Armani winery was born in the Adige Valley in southern Trentino and became Vallagarina. Between Ala and Avio, the vineyards lie at the foot of Monte Baldo and Lessinia: a fertile land, marked at the same time by the mountain that begins to become imposing and by the vigorous course of the Adige, which breaks it and caresses it at the same time. The land, on which the vines are still cultivated with the pergola system, slope down from the mountains towards the river, while their composition varies from the moraine to the alluvial one. Here, where the microclimate is also affected by the influence of Lake Garda and is defined by strong temperature variations, the search for the right exposure is the secret to producing local wines.