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Camillona Sauvignon Blanc 2018

IAR017

Azienda Agricola Il Cascinone

From Il Cascinone's prized hilltop Camillona site, this Sauvignon has ripe fruit with delicate elderflower characters.

Meet the producer

Il Cascinone was acquired by leading Piemonte producer Araldica in 1999 - an exceptional estate in the Monferrato hills...

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Production

The Camillona vineyard consists of 2 blocks, planted in 2000. Situated on a north east hilltop site, about 300m above sea level, these low-cropping Sauvignon Blanc grapes, flourish. The easterly disposition, which avoids the flavour stripping hot afternoon sun, together with free draining, gravelly clay soils provide excellent conditions for growing quality, fruit-packed Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The relatively young vines are trained in the classic vertical shoot positioning manner using cane pruning. Each block is processed separately, being hand harvested in the first ten days of September, chilled, destemmed and crushed. They are pressed to a stainless steel tank for settling for 36 hours. Steel tanks are used for the fermentation to allow for temperature control. The wine is bottled in the following spring.

Tasting notes

A fine, elegant style of Sauvignon with citrus fruit characters lifted by ripe gooseberry and floral notes. Zesty acidity balances perfectly with the considerable weight on the palate, and crisp grapefruit flavours make this an attractive and characterful wine.

Food match

Simple fish dishes, grilled chicken or goats cheese and red pepper with fresh basil.

Awards

2016 Vintage

Catavinum 2018

Silver

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