Ponte del Diavolo Sauvignon Blanc
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A classic Friulian Sauvignon Blanc. Pale lemon in colour with hints of green, on the nose it offers herbaceous notes of sage, green pepper and boxwood. On the palate it is well-structured and fragrant, with intense stone fruit flavours and a tropical notes balanced by a bright acidity throughout.
The Ponte del Diavolo wines take their name from the spectacular medieval bridge in nearby Cividale. The story goes that the devil struck a bargain with the townspeople, promising to make them a bridge in return for the soul of the first living thing to cross it. The cunning citizens sent a dog or a cat across, depending on the variation of the story, thereby saving themselves and gaining a wonderful bridge.
The Pinot Grigio is excellent, with more weight than cheaper examples of this variety but with a similarly quaffable character. The Sauvignon is restrained and mineral. Though made in exactly the same way as a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, it truly reflects the area in which it is grown. The Refosco is a typical example of this grape variety: rich and rounded, with enough structure to support the juicy, blackberry fruit character.
The Sauvignon Blanc grapes for this wine are grown in vineyards in Grave del Friuli in the southern part of Friuli. The vines are grown on alluvial plains with calcareous, stony soils, and are trained in the Guyot system.