A brilliant pale lemon yellow. A typically Sauvignon character, both intense and aromatic with the green perfume of elderflower and gooseberry, which later develop into the warmer scent of honeysuckle blossom and rose grapefruit. Palate: Warm and round with fine fruit flavours, it has a mellow lightness concealing a firm acid frame. It has a pronounced finish of the saline minerals typical of our white wines.
In accordance with our credo that a great wine is born on the vine, Perusini wine is produced only from the grapes of its own vineyard, all terraced on loam rock (known as Ponca in Friuli) in a splendid position, the vines closely planted in accordance with strict criteria. The in-depth research into native vines that has become a byword for our vineyard over three generations.
The Perusini vineyards are one of the 50 happy few listed by Luigi Veronelli in “I vignaioli storici” (The Italian Wine-growers Bible). Today the estate is run by Giampaolo’s daughter, Teresa, an art historian like her uncle, but also a keen cultivator who divides her time between her studies and running the estate together with her husband Giacomo de Pace and her three sons.
Pairing Suggestions: Classic with fish and crustaceans, interesting with white meats, also perfect in combination with typical Tuscan cold cuts, of which it manages to clean up the fat and harmonise the aromas.
Maturation: For the Sauvignon we do at least three or four different harvest, and then separated fermentation in different tanks with different yeast; in order to obtain a greater complexity in the final product. For the following 6 months the wine was left in contact with the fine lees. As is the case with all the white wines at Perusini, the wine has not gone through malolactic fermentation, in the effort to retain the original fruit aromas.