ENOS I - Sauvignon vigne vecchie - Tenuta Montauto
100% Sauvignon (old vines)
The grapes come from 40 year old vineyards, managed with organic methods.
The land is located 200 m above sea level and 10 km from the coast in the
southern part of the Grosseto province, in the inland parts of Maremma.
The soil is predominantly clayey and stony and is characterized by sharp
temperature variations between day and night.
High spurred cordon in order to favour shading during the summer heath
and avoid an undesired oxidation, with 3300 vines per hectare.
When the grapes are ripe, they are selected and harvested manually.
The grape harvest takes place during the last ten days of August, starting
very early in the morning in order to guarantee a cool temperature when the
grapes are brought to the wine cellar and to lower the risk of undesired
Soft pressing of the whole bunch of grapes. Settling for 36 hours, fermentation
in stainless steel tanks at constant temperature of 16 °C.
Straw yellow with shades of light green. The nose opens gracefully and
elegantly with notes of exotic fruit ( passion fruit ) and traces of flint.
On the palate, the flavors are fresh and linear, interlaced with a velvety texture
and a salty, harmonious and persistent finish.