Montenegrin Sauvignon

2017
Vrhunsko bijelo vino
The wine has straw yellow color with greenish hues. On taste, it reminds of green pepper and elderflowers with notes of spicy herbs. Wine is balanced, full-bodied, nicely rounded and very refreshing. It has mineral and citrus tones in the aftertaste.

Description

Godina 2017
Sorta Sauvignon Blanc
Alkohol 13.0%

Variety Sauvignon Blanc is grown on gravelly terrain of the vineyard, on the micro-location of Tuzi, in the coastal area of Lake Skadar. This variety achieves excellent results in Podgorica subregion, and gives very refreshing, aromatic white wine, with marked minerality. This intense minerality testifies of its specific terroir. The wine has straw yellow color with greenish hues. On taste, it reminds of green pepper and elderflowers with notes of spicy herbs. Wine is balanced, full-bodied, nicely rounded and very refreshing. It has mineral and citrus tones in the aftertaste.


Serving

Temperature: 9–11 °C
Glass:


Pairing with food

Salads, fish, seafood especially crabs, pasta and risotto with aromatic herbs, grilled vegetables, chicken and turkey meat with spicy sauces, all types of goat cheese.


Awards

Technical characteristic

Harvest

Due to extremely high temperatures and low precipitation during the ripening process, unusual even for Ćemovsko polje, technological maturity of grapes was accelerated. Because of climate conditions, mild dehydration of grapes happened, especially to those with thinner epidermis/skin. Grape dehydration came after the full phase of phenolic ripeness occurred. This led to a high concentration of the chemical composition of berries, therefore, the quality of grapes increased and we had one of the best vintages.

Vineyard

VITICULTURAL AREA Valley of Lake Skadar, Podgorica’s viticultural area
LOCATION Ćemovsko polje; microlocalities: Nikolj Crkva and Tuzi
EXPOSITION north-south
SOIL shallow, skeletal with more than 2.500 hours of sunshine annually
PLANTING DENSITY 2.60×1.00 m
CULTIVATION bilateral Guyot
AVERAGE AGE OF GRAPEVINE 20 years

Technical information

GRAPE VARIETY Sauvignon Blanc
YIELD 8.5–10 t/ha
HARVEST TIME first half of September
HARVEST METOD manual
VINIFICATION fermentation in the inox tanks
TEMPERATURE OF FERMENTATION  from 15 to 16 °C
DURATION OF FERMENTATION 14–15 days
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION No
AGING in inox tanks, the wine ages on fine lees, becoming enriched with mannoproteins and polysaccharides, contributing to the fullness of taste.
DURATION OF AGING 8–10 months in inox tanks
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS alcohol–13.00 %vol, pH–3.10, total acids–7.50 g/l;