“Winkl Sauvignon Blanc is a savory, slightly fruity and mineral wine that has been vinified on its own since 1956. This grape variety has been successfully cultivated for a long time in the Terlan DOC area especially around the older farms.”
Origin:South Tyrol – Italy
Appellation DOC: Alto Adige Terlano
Variety: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Yield: 56 hl/ha
Orientation: South – Southwest
Slope: 5 – 70 %
Altitude: 280 – 580 m s. l. m.
Manual grape harvest and selection. Gentle crushing and dehulling by natural sedimentation. Slow temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks. Aged for 7-8 months on fine lees partly in stainless steel drums (80%) and partly in large wooden barrels (20%).
- Alcohol content: 13.5 percent vol.
- Residual sugar: 1.5 g/l
- Total acidity: 6 .5 g/l
In spring, an interesting pairing of this wine is with boiled white asparagus on Bolzanina sauce, or even steamed green asparagus. Otherwise, tuna carpaccio, smoked salmon, or raw shrimp. A typical South Tyrolean combination is with nettle dumplings, steamed trout on mixed vegetables, or unripened goat cheese.
Terlan’s white asparagus mousse with quail egg and bitter almond – Giancarlo Perbellini (Perbellini Restaurant), Char on a bed of white asparagus, pea and mint base and char caviar – Norbert Niederkofler (St. Hubertus Restaurant)