Sauvignonasse (Friulano, Sauvignon Vert)
Sauvignonasse/Friulano is known by different names in different regions. In Italy, it is called Friulano and is commonly used in the production of Friuli Venezia Giulia wines. In France, it is known as Sauvignon Vert, and is primarily used in blending with other grape varieties
Varietal Origin: Sauvignonasse, also known as Friulano or Sauvignon Vert, is a grape variety that is believed to have originated in the Friuli region of Italy. It is also grown in other parts of Italy, as well as in other wine regions around the world, including France.
Typical Taste Profile: Sauvignonasse/Friulano wines typically exhibit flavors of ripe pear, yellow apple, and stone fruits, with hints of floral notes and almond. The wines are often characterized by a medium body with moderate acidity, and can have a slight bitterness on the finish.
Winemaking Techniques: Sauvignonasse/Friulano wines are typically made into dry white wines. The grapes are typically harvested at optimal ripeness to balance the fruit flavors and acidity. Winemaking techniques may include stainless steel fermentation to preserve the fresh and aromatic character, as well as barrel fermentation or aging to add complexity and texture.
Food Pairings: Sauvignonasse/Friulano wines can pair well with a variety of foods. They can be a good match for seafood, poultry, white meats, and vegetable-based dishes. The moderate acidity and body of the wine can provide a nice balance to rich and flavorful foods, making it a versatile option for pairing with different cuisines.