About This Wine
There is something to be said for letting winegrapes speak for themselves.
A vast majority of wines, circa the second decade of the 21st century, undergo filtration prior to bottling. That’s a process that “clarifies” the appearance of the wine, but also can rob it of some of its natural flavor.
At Volpe Pasini, the decision was made to eschew the filtration process for its 2014 bottling of Sauvignon (a.k.a. Sauvignon Blanc) because the natural flavors were so enticing. It proved to be a wise decision, as the wine ultimately was honored as a Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri 2016 award winner, meaning it was among the top 2% of the more than 22,000 wines that were judged. That’s the Italian equivalent of a big score from Robert Parker or Wine Spectator magazine.
The wine is medium-bodied, crisp and refreshing — and an “unfiltered” expression of the Sauvignon Blanc variety.
About Sauvignon Blanc
Notable "grassy" aroma, often with notes of apple and citrus fruits. High acidity. Can amaze as a late harvest wine, with rich and complex flavors.
- Grape Composition:100% Sauvignon Blanc
- Grape Source:Friuli Colli Orientali Growing Area of Italy
- Aromas & Flavors:Melon, Lemon Drop, Crushed Stone and Almond Peel
- When to Drink:Now Through 2018
- Food Pairing Suggestionoysters Rockefeller.
30 recipes match for this wine.
Papaya Pear Mango Salsa Normally, we provide Vinesse members with complete recipes for wine-friendly fare. This month, however, we thought we'd share a pair of &amp;quot;topping&amp;quot; recipes that will bring any number of main course selections to life. We begin with this salsa recipe from our friends at Sonoma County's Kenwood Vineyards. Try it over sea bass, halibut, salmon for a palate-awakening change of pace, and enjoy it with Sauvignon Blanc, White Bordeaux, almost any white blend. Get The Recipe
Scallop Stir Fry It recently was reported that President Barack Obama is a big fan of scallops -- those velvety, succulent treats from the sea. But scallops may not be the first thing you think of when you get the urge to take a wok on the wild side. We predict that will change once you've tried this recipe. It makes 4 servings, and matches beautifully with... Get The Recipe
Green Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette With almost any type of salad, we suggest Sauvignon Blanc as a well-matched wine. But because of the cranberry flavor featured in this recipe, you may want to try a wine that includes cranberry among its aromas and flavors. We tried it with a lighter-bodied Pinot Noir, and it turned out to be an intriguing and enticing combination. Get The RecipeCitrus Roasted Chicken With Basil Cream Sauvignon Blanc is among the most flavorful and refreshing wines on Earth. But the characteristics that make it unique -- its relatively high acid level, its &quot;grassy&quot; impression in the nose, its mild herbal flavors in the mouth -- also render it a real challenge to pair with food. But we've found a recipe that works beautifully, primarily because... Get The RecipeEasy To Make Guacamole There is no better &amp;quot;appetizer&amp;quot; for a summertime backyard barbecue than chips and guacamole. Try this version with a well-chilled glass of Sauvignon Blanc, dry sparkling wine - and don't be surprised if you have to go back and make more. Get The Recipe
Smoked Duck A La Orange Just in case this year's California wildfires impart a smoky flavor to vintage 2008 wines, here's a recipe that will match up nicely. Otherwise, try this dish - developed by Garre Winery Executive Chef Ty Turner -- with naturally smoky wines such as Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Pinot Noir, Syrah. Get The Recipe