The Best Sauvignon Blanc in the World - literally. Tiare's unoaked 2013 Sauvignon blanc was awarded the 'Best Sauvignon in the World' medal at the 2014 edition of the World Sauvignon contest, held in Bordeaux, France. Chosen from nearly 500 wines from 21 countries, this was highest honor ever given to an Italian wine at this major international event. The same vintage was also awarded the prestigious Tre Bicchieri award in 2015. The 2014 vintage won a gold medal in the same competition in 2015. The 2015 vintage was awarded the 90+ award by the Gilbert & Gaillard Guide as well as the Tre Bicchieri award in 2017, and the Winery itself was awarded the Special Prize for Best Emerging Winery in 2015. This 2016 vintage is also prized, taking home the coveted "Tre Bicchieri" award in the 2018 Edition of the competition.
Typology: White wine – Doc Collio
Production area: Dolegna del Collio (Go)
Grape variety: 100% Sauvignon – Plants of different ages, originated from different clones and adapted to the soil typology
Soil composition: Clay silt
Planting System: Guyot 10 bud
Harvesting: By hand during first and second ten days of September, according to the position of each vine.
Fermentation and refinery: The grapes, picked early, are macerated for 24 hours at a temperature of 4°C, pressed at 0.8 atmosphere, clarified for 3 days, and then inoculated with indigenous yeasts. The grapes picked fully ripe (yellow) are macerated for approximately 4 hours at 8°C and pressed at 1.6 atmosphere, clarified for 5 days, then inoculated with selected yeasts. The cut of the different masses, 20% of which carries out the malo-lactic fermentation, is done in February, keeping all the lees until just before bottling time.
Alcohol Content: 13.5% vol.
Temperature for Serving: 10- 11 °C. Serve in a stem glass, not too wide and with a flared mouth.
Tasting notes: This wine is seductive. Straw yellow color with greenish tints and intensely crystalline. The fruity and varietal fragrances are extensive, interesting and complex: hints of elderflower and pleasant citrus notes, combined with aromas of sage and hints of boxwood with a subtle scent of tomato leaf and a finish reminiscent of geranium. Gradually one gets aromas of peach and lychees. In the mouth, it has character and structure, it’s persistent and harmonious. Its high acidity confers an interesting freshness to the wine. It is a wine that will age well.
Serving Suggestions: Excellent with sea-bass or bream, shellfish and seafood. It goes very well also with delicate risottos and first courses, and with a simple plate of spaghetti with tomato sauce.