Wine region: Vipava Valley
Variety: 100% sauvignon blanc
Sauvignon (sl.) = Sauvignon Blanc (fr.)
A green-skinned variety, originating from Bordeaux, France. It is widely planted all around the World and develops an aromatic profile depending on micro-location and climate. Flavour ranges from green notes (tomato leaves, grass) in more cooler climates, to a more fruity and tropical nose (elderflower, passion fruit) in warmer climates. In recent years, New Zealand sauvignons have been growing in popularity due to intensive marketing and promotion of crisp, elegant and fresh wines.
At Lepa Vida, Sauvignon represents approximately 15% of all the vines. It is absolutely the wine that demands and gets the most attention to make sure that we manage to preserve the delicate aroma from the vineyard into the bottle. It is also always Irena’s first choice.
Our Sauvignon is fermented in stainless steel tanks and bottled as a single-variety wine but you can find it also in our flagship cuvee MI together with Malvasia Istriana.