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Piera 1899 Terre Magre Sauvignontext

Piera 1899 Terre Magre Sauvignon 2022

Friuli-Venezia Giulia, ItalyIn 1992, Piera Martellozzo was chosen by her father to manage their small family winery in Padua, becoming the 3rd generation in the wine business. Over the course of two decades, after moving and consolidating its headquarters in Friuli, the winery became an esteemed name in winemaking in the North-East. This sauvignon blanc comes from sandy gravel soils, and was crushed and frozen over 1 hour to increase intensity, and then fermented and left on fine lees for 6 months in stainless. Intense sauvignon nose, with dense gooseberry, lime pith and peel, and crunchy Asian pear, with a grippy, almost gritty extract texturing the finish. Quite a made wine, and if you're looking for an intense, dry sauvignon for equally intense green dishes, try this. A very unnecessary heavyweight bottle.Tasted: 03 November 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
Producer: Piera 1899Distributors: Andrew Peller Import Agency
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc