To produce Sauvignon Blanc DOC “Blanc Fumat” Collavini Classic winemaking techniques were used, with low temperature skin contact overnight. The grapes were gently pressed, followed by fermentation which took place in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and lasted approximately two weeks. Sauvignon Blanc DOC “Blanc Fumat” Collavini remained on its fine lees until the maturation was complete.
The vineyards are located in DOC Collio, in San Floriano del Collio, Cormòns and Gorizia. The Sauvignon Blanc vines are planted at a density 5,000 vines per hectare and yield 90 quintals per hectare. Trained according to the cordon spur and Guyot
methods, the vines are grown in marl and sandstone soils.
Founded by Eugenio Collavini in 1896, this family owned house is now run by Manlio Collavini together with his three sons. The Collio region, a strip of hills bordering Slovenia, is reputed to have one of Europe’s most privileged micro-climates for white wines while the red wines are also noted for their appeal. Collio wines are rather more intense than those from Friuli and have impressive richness and length. Located in Udine, they were among the first to vinify Ribolla Gialla-an ancient local variety- and to implement new winemaking technologies. Collavini prides itself on its clean, modern style wines, while still retaining the traditions and grape varieties native to this area. Collavini’s “Broy” is a multiple Tre Bicchieri winner and is recognised as one of Italy’s top white wines. As keen dog lovers, the Collavini’s very first pet Dachshund “Ribolla” is portrayed on the label.