GRAPE VARIETY: Sauvignon Blanc
VINEYARD LOCATION: The hills of Kurtatsch
CHARACTERISTICS: Yellow with green reflections
COLOR: Greenish-yellow to straw yellow
RECOMMENDED PAIRINGS: With vegetable pastries and all asparagus dishes; also drunk as an aperitif.
SERVING TEMPERATURE: 10-11° C. (50-52° F.)
ABOUT THE WINE: Sauvignon Blanc was introduced to Alto Adige toward the end of the nineteenth century, and it was long regarded as a clumsy, almost "unmanageable" white wine which, with the wrong choice of location, woul d disappoint the winemaker's expectations. But especially in the lower, warmer areas, it takes on a broad, portly body. The Sauvignon Blanc vines prefer well-ventilated slopes such as the area around Kurtatsch at an elevation 400 to 600 meters (1,300 to 2,000 feet). The constant breeze over the nearby Adige River exerts a climate-regulating influence. The deep soils that are at times greatly pervaded with gravel produce a filigree sort of Sauvignon Blanc that has a balanced, juicy effect upon the palate. The lively acidity that never wanes gives the body a sharp contour.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Alcoholic content: 12.50 %
yr. 2014 Wine Enthusiast:
89 of 100 Points.
"Wine Enthusiast" has rated the wine "Kurtatsch - Cortaccia Sauvignon" the vintage 2014 on 01.01.2016 with 89 of 100 points.