Italy. Friuli. Ronco Cucco Sauvignon Blanc 2013 750ml
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What were you doing on April 5, 1499?
Originally this winery produced Monte Cucco wines because the vineyards are in the Monte Cucco hills. After some years, Italian Tuscany laws designated Monte Cucco a DOC of Tuscany, so the use of "Monte Cucco" as a wine name was no longer possible. And so the name became "RONCO CUCCO" meaning vineyards on the top of the hill Monte Cucco. The word Ronco in Italian/Friulan means the top of a hill.
This has been our world, our labor, since the winery was established on April 5, 1499.
Category: Sauvignon DOC Collio
Grapes: 100% sauvignon blanc
Vineyard name: Ronchi San Giovanni
Elevation: 80 metres
Training system: Guyot
Harvest: 15 September 2010
Production in bottles: 3,300
Grapes cryo-macerate briefly and are then gently pressed. The must ferments at a controlled temperature, then the wine rests on the lees for some months.
This is the most complex of our white wines. Appearing a lovely, green-flecked yellow, it gradually releases an endless succession of floral and vegetal impressions, all well-integrated and harmonious, ranging from pennyroyal through elderflower. Full-bodied yet fragrant and richly-flavoured.
Delicious with spicy dishes and smoked cold cuts, and in particular with full-flavoured fish preparations. Serve at 14°C.
Alcohol: 13.5% – Total acidity: 5.1g/l