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Sauvignon Monferrato Bianco, l'Armangia (75cl)

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Why we love it

A great Sauvignon, a great white wine fermented on its own lees.

Named Enne Enne, "Figlio di ennenne" in Italian means "child of an unnamed person", because of the often bizarre Italian wine appellation system, this Monferrato DOC, an appellation that allows many grapes, red and white, is a great white wine. There are plenty of Monferrato Bianco DOC wines from hundreds of producers, each one made using different grapes but all having the same name on the label resulting in completely different wines.

This wine, made with Sauvignon grapes from a single vineyard located near the producer winery, on a hill, once the grapes are harvested and pressed the juice sits on its lees for 3-4 months at a temperature of 4-6°C producing a totally different Sauvignon from what you are used.

This Sauvignon has a richer and more complex nose, soft and full on the palate, elegant, with a long persistence, a white wine that pairs beautifully rich dishes, including fresh cheeses and represents an alternative to medium-bodied red wines.

The artisan who made it

The L’Armangia winery have been making wines in Canelli, Piedmont, from 1850, and today they are amongst the top wineries of the area particularly with regard to growing and producing Barbera d’Asti and Moscato D’Asti. Ignazio, the owner and winemaker, is not your conventional winemaker, he knows his grapes as if they are his own sons and daughters and he knows what they can produce and he firmly believes in the Barbera d’Asti grape, but also grow a variety of other grapes including Albarossa, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and a very small vineyard of Pinot Nero that makes an amazing wine.

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