Castel Sallegg Sauvignon Blanc “Selection”
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The pronounced freshness of this Sauvignon Blanc is a consequence of its unique single location, 1,600F above sea level.
- It is as fresh and floral as you’ll find from a region extremely well-suited to the varietal.
Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Elaboration: Brief cold soak and subsequent temperature-controlled fermentation at 59-65°F. Aged in stainless steel tanks on the fine lees for 4 months.
Tasting Notes: Straw-yellow with greenish reflexes, the wine features aromas of grapefruit, peach, freshly cut grass, tomato leaves and nettles. It is moderately heavy, juicy and fresh on the palate with a pleasant mellowness and a good length.
Castel Sallegg is an iconic property located between the peaks of the Dolomite Alps in the area surrounding Lake Caldaro. In 1851 the castle and surrounding land was purchased by Archduke Rainer of Austria, and the property was later inherited by the Counts von Kuenburg family. Today Georg von Kuenburg, along with enologist Matthias Hauser, ensure that quality and tradition continues at this venerable estate.
The Castel Sallegg estate today is without question one of Alto Adige’s premier producers, and is most known for the quality of its Schiava, Lagrein, and Moscato Giallo, all varietals that thrive in the unique microclimate of Lake Caldaro.