Happy Wine Wednesday! With just days until the official start of summer, this Italian Sauvignon Blanc will carry you through the longest and hottest ones to come…
The delightful wine of Borgo Conventi is grown and created in the absolute eastern part of Friuli, in the far northeastern corner of Italy. The Adriatic Sea to the south keeps both summer and winter tolerable and the vines healthy with great breezes from both the north and south while the Julian Alps to the north protect from the cold of Germany and Austria. Rainfall is never prolonged allowing those sunny days and cool nights to create crisp, ripe and arguably complex wines from the Collio region.
This is quite simply a truly lovely wine and particularly aromatic with white peach and bright citrus notes. Immediate lemon zest, orange peel and elderflower meld both bitter and sweet fruit beautifully. A gentle touch of fizz complements the balanced dry, crisp acidity and minerality in this elegant and medium-bodied 2012 white.
Some people may like a Sauvignon Blanc to hit them over the head with those bold, crisp and bitter citrus notes. This is an elegant and graceful alternative with a long finish that you will want to saunter as long as possible. Priced around $17-18, this is a little bit of a splurge depending on your budget but well worth it. Enjoy!
Photo courtesy of Borgo Conventi.