How Good is Fiegl Collio Sauvignon Wine?
Wine Review of 2016 Fiegl Winery Collio Sauvignon Blanc, Italy
This Italian Sauvignon Blanc wine is from the Collio DOC area of Friuli Venezia Giulia in North-Eastern Italy.
Fermented in stainless steel tanks, it was matured on its lees in the same tank until bottling.
This Northern Italian Sauvignon comes in a rather pale lemon-yellow color, with hints of green hues.
The nose features a medium aroma intensity, dominated by fruity sweaty passion fruit, orange, lime, and litchi notes. There is certainly a vegetal edge to it, like acacia leaf and blooming paddock grass. With a touch of reductive character initially, tinned asparagus notes, the wine opens up with time. Open a good half hour before serving.
This is a dry Sauvignon Blanc, with crisp acidity, although there are some perceptible residual sugars balancing the sharpness out, and underlining the tropical fruity flavors. Phenolics provide a bitter edge to the finish, somewhat like the bitterness you taste out of lime of lemon peel.
A fruity and quite flavorsome Sauvignon Blanc, displaying a variety of tropical and citrus fruit characters, lifted white pepper spiciness, in a dry acidic sweet/savory feel.
A white wine to pair with food, antipasti or creamy seafood dishes sound like the perfect pairings for it.