Lis Neris - Venezia Giulia Picol 2003
Lis Neris - Venezia Giulia Picol 2003 (90 tsomw points)
15 years old Sauvignon Blanc from Friuli region. No sign of oxidation or lack of fruityness!
In this area the right bank of Isonzo river has gravelly and warm soils, which are crucial to gain greater structure. As for climate, it is characterized by wide changes of temperature due to winds coming from the Balkans and by Mediterranean influxes from the nearby sea. These aspects put together create in this area the right conditions for a “Friulian style of Sauvignon Blanc”. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at a temperature of 20-22 C, followed by a maturation on the fine lees in stainless steel vats and 500 litre oak barrels for 11 months, with frequent batonnage. The wine is cellared for at least 12 months after botteling.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a bright straw yellow color with golden reflections.
On the nose intense and delicate aromas of tropical fruits like ananas, lyche and nectarine with hints of herbs and white flowers.
On the palate dry, full mouthfeel, light waxy and round with splendid acidity and freshness. Very nice Sauvignon with a nice and persistence aftertaste. Great expression of Friuli Sauvignon Blanc.