Cielo e Terra, Casa Defra, Sauvignon Blanc, Veneto IGT, Italy, 2023
Cielo e Terra is a joint venture between two families, Cielo, who have been making wine for over a century in Veneto and Puglia, and the Cantina Sociale Colli Berici.
Drawing on the Colli Berici’s vineyard resources, combined with the Cielo family’s winemaking skills, their partnership consistently produces wines which are fantastic value for money from both indigenous and international varieties.
Medium-textured soil, stony with the presence of a well-drained and basically calcareous fossil. The climate is temperate of a sub-continental type, with fairly harsh winters, spring period without frosts, regular rainfall on 1200-1300 mm per year with good temperature range during the ripening phase.
The grapes are harvested manually and the maceration takes place cold for a few hours. Use of selected yeasts, fermentation at a temperature below 20° C, resting on the lees under protection of nitrogen. Maturation is done in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures below 20° C to avoid malolactic fermentation. Sterile bottling by isobaric filler.
No oak ageing
A pale straw yellow, delicate, crisp whitewine with a pleasant bouquet with varietal notes of passion fruit, white peach and citrus. Fresh, fruity taste with a good aromatic note.
Excellent with raw fish appetizers, light first courses based on fish, vegetables and fresh cheeses.
Sauvignon Blanc 100%
6 x 75cl