Avignonesi Sauvignon Blanc Cortona 2008

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The Falvo brothers, who owned vineyards in the district of Cortona, took over Avignonesi in 1974 and invested heavily...

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Minerally on the nose with tight floral tones and a touch of slatey minerality. On the palate this combines fairly rich and ripe fruit notes with g... Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Avignonesi Sauvignon Blanc Cortona

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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3.50 5
12/08/2009

Minerally on the nose with tight floral tones and a touch of slatey minerality. On the palate this combines fairly rich and ripe fruit notes with great acidic cut. The flavors are rich gooseberry and green apple toned with a hint of grassiness on the finale. 87pts


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Winemaker's Notes:

The Falvo brothers, who owned vineyards in the district of Cortona, took over Avignonesi in 1974 and invested heavily in the estate. They used indigenous grapes and also introduced international varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Today, Avignonesi has 109 hectares of vineyard split between four estates: Fattoria "Le Capezzine", "I Poggetti", "La Selva" and "La Lombarda". Le Capezzine and I Poggetti, are situated in the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano zone, while the other two, La Selva and La Lombarda, are located further to the east in the Cortona D.O.C. zone. The fruit for this wine came from the La Selva and La Lombarda estates which are located to the east of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano zone, in the Cortona D.O.C zone. Both estates are at an altitude of 300m. Straw yellow in colour with greenish tints, this Sauvignon Blanc is characterized by an elegant structure and a broad, flowery bouquet, with marked grassy notes typical of the variety; on the palate it is full-flavoured and fresh, full and persistent.

The Falvo brothers, who owned vineyards in the district of Cortona, took over Avignonesi in 1974 and invested heavily in the estate. They used indigenous grapes and also introduced international varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir. Today, Avignonesi has 109 hectares of vineyard split between four estates: Fattoria "Le Capezzine", "I Poggetti", "La Selva" and "La Lombarda". Le Capezzine and I Poggetti, are situated in the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano zone, while the other two, La Selva and La Lombarda, are located further to the east in the Cortona D.O.C. zone. The fruit for this wine came from the La Selva and La Lombarda estates which are located to the east of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano zone, in the Cortona D.O.C zone. Both estates are at an altitude of 300m. Straw yellow in colour with greenish tints, this Sauvignon Blanc is characterized by an elegant structure and a broad, flowery bouquet, with marked grassy notes typical of the variety; on the palate it is full-flavoured and fresh, full and persistent.

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