2018 Isolabella Della Croce Piedmont Sauvignon Blanc

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2018 Isolabella Della Croce Piedmont Sauvignon Blanc

A fresh and mineral taste accompanied by an intense bouquet of white and exotic flowers fully express the characteristics of the Sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Notes

Colour

The colour is a pale straw yellow, clean and luminous.

Nose

Its bouquet has scents of white flowers as well as typical aromas of Sauvignon blanc including that of the boxwood tree, notes of exotic fruits, especially pineapple and lychee fruit.

Palate

In the mouth, it’s fresh, mineral, and savoury. The location of the vines on the high hills with a soil light in limestone makes this sauvignon particularly special and enjoyable.

For Sauvignon Blanc, it’s vital to have an optimal maturation not just from a technical aspect but as well from an aromatic aspect. The delicacy of the perfumes and the finding the right balance are easily compromised if the grapes are picked prematurely or harvested too late.  Thus each vine is cured very carefully creating an optimal result with great structure and persistence.

Terroir

A fresh and mineral taste accompanied by an intense bouquet of white and exotic flowers fully express the characteristics of the Sauvignon Blanc. The vines are at the highest point of the Vineyard, cultivated at 540 meters above sea level, which renders a stronger thermal range in August and September.

Vineyards

The vineyards of Isolabella are located at an average altitude of 480 to 540m above sea level, thereby ensuring that the vines are exposed to considerable air and light. The cold Alpine sea winds play a big role in ensuring that the grapes grown here have thick skins and concentrated flavours. You will find fine marne, calcareous and sandy soils in most of the places here, which makes it great for cultivating grape varietals such as Moscato, Brachetto and Pinot Nero.

History

Located in the smallest DOC of Italy’s Alta Langa area, Loazzolo, the Isolabella della Croce is a family-owned wine brand, known for its exclusive and rare quality of sweet wines. Moscato grapes, grown exclusively in this region, are used for creating these amazingly sweet wines.  The family’s passion for winemaking has resulted in making the brand a well-respected name in the list of organic and biodynamic wine producers in the world today.

Awards

  • Decanter World Wine Awards, 2017: Bronze
  • International Wine Challenge, 2016: Commended
  • Decanter World Wine Awards, 2016: Bronze
  • Decanter World Wine Awards, 2015: Bronze
  • International Wine & Spirit Competition, 2015: Bronze

    Specifications

    Year 2018
    Bottle Size 750ml
    Cultivar 100% Sauvignon Blanc
    Country Italy
    Alcohol content  13.5%  
    Units of Alcohol
    10.1 units
    Type White Wine
    Food Matches
    Perfect for something as simple as a savory or salty appetizer or excellent with fish. It also pairs perfectly with any pasta dish with a lighter sauce such as that with vegetables or white meat. Serve at between 16-18C
    Features Organic & Biodynamic
    Allergen Information
    Contain sulphites
    Origin
    Loazzolo, Alta Langa
    Appellation Piedmont DOC