Why we love it
A great Sauvignon fermented on its own lees, a great white wine.
Named Enne Enne, in Italian "Figlio di ennenne" means "child of an unnamed person", because of the often bizarre Italian wine appellation system, Monferrato DOC, the appellation to which this wine belongs to, doesn’t allow the winemaker to mention the grape, so, Sauvignon cannot be mentioned on its label and it is only mentioned in the technical sheet of the wine.
The Italian appellation system doesn’t make life easy for wine lovers because they can taste plenty of Monferrato Bianco all made with different grapes wondering why without being aware of the appellation limits.
The Sauvignon grapes used in this wine come from a single vineyards located near the producer winery, on a hill, and once the grapes are harvested and pressed the wine sits on its lees for 3-4 months at a temperature of 4-6°C creating a completely different Sauvignon.
This Sauvignon has an high alcohol content, richer and more complex nose, soft and full, elegant, with a long persistence and pairs beautifully rich dishes and it represent 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.