Masut da Rive Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Updated: Sep 4

Light gold with green hints. The first nose of tomato leaf, sage and elderberry notes precede nuances of tropical fruit and citrus fruits. On the palate, soft and harmonious, with a pleasant crispness. Light-bodied and racy in the first instance, offering ample fresh tarragon and pink grapefruit zest flavours layered with sequenced melon and stone fruit, peachy notes. We warded it with a DD91. Back then, the 2015 has been awarded with a 90WE as well as a commendation from Robert Parker. We feel the 2016 is slightly better. Vivino tasters rank it 4/5, saying that it is better than all earlier vintages.

Yes, it is still a simple wine; yet the Sauvignon fruit is layered. Weight increased on the second nose, with some richness from the 13% ABV, evident in the proper sense, and resulting in a finish delicate and harmonic, with a pleasant acidity and weight from lees and minerality.

IT is a DOC by the name of Isonzo del Friuli. Making is modern, hence the style. The grapes are whole-cluster pressed and allowed to settle at 10 / 12 °C. An impression of cleanliness, despite 2 to 3 years in bottle. The wine ages on the lees in stainless steel tanks for months.

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