SILVER ANGEL Sauvignon Blanc | Sur lie
Elegant and irresistibly charming!
Silver Angel is a charming mixture of traditional and modern winemaking of Sauvignon Blanc. Fresh and enticing wine with own character. A a classic Sauvignon Blanc, refracted through the lens of modern concepts.
Colour: Straw-yellow colour with delicate greenish hints;
Aroma: Gorgeously fruity nose, aromas of ripe pear, melon and juicy lemon, enhanced by elegant herbal notes of lemongrass, nettle and elderflower;
Taste: Fresh, crispy wine with medium structure and excellent balance between acidity and body. Citrus and herbaceous notes dominate the palate, long and cool finish, and an aftertaste to remember.
For current vintage, alcohol percentage and more details go to the tab Specification.
HOW TO DRINK IT
Meals: Antipasto, Asparagus, Carpaccio (Tuna), Chicken Salad, Cold Meats, Crab, Curry (Fish or Chicken), Lobster, Mussels, Nuts, Olives, Oysters (Raw), Pasta Salad, Pasta with Shellfish, Pasta with Vegetables, Red Snapper, Salmon, Sashimi, Scallops, Shrimp, Smoked Fish (Trout, Herring), Sushi, Swordfish, Thai, Tuna;
Cheese: Blue Castello, Goat Cheese, Gruyere, Sharp Cheddar;
The Sauvignon Blanc vines for Silver Angel are planted on the eastern hills on Shipkata vineyard and on the northern plots of Prisovete vineyard, at average altitude 290-360 metres above sea level and 10% slope. The soils are of alluvial origin and are characterised by presence of clay and slime, with high content of carbonates. These soils have the ability to retain water and make carbonates available to the plants. The unique micro-climate of Mogilovo area is characterised by great temperature amplitudes, northern air currents from the wide valleys, mild winter, hot summer and optimal proportion of sunshine and rainfall.
The vines are from French and Italian origin with average age 13 years. The forming is single vertical shoot positioning (VSP or single guyot), the density is 5000 plants per hectare. The yield is controlled at 9-10 ton/ha. Regulation of production, e.g., green pruning is made when the height of the shoots is 15-20 cm.
The harvest for Silver Angel takes place in the early mornings during the first half of September. Machine and hand-picked grapes are carried in 10-12 kg boxes.
After immediate 24-hour cooling the grapes are carefully double sorted by hand. At first the whole clusters are sorted and after being destemmed, the second sorting of the grapes is carried out. The finest selection of Sauvignon Blanc grapes are sent by gravity for gentle pressing. A cold soak takes place in order to allow aromas from the skin to penetrate the grape juice. The grapes are then strained and delicately pressed into stainless steel vats. Clarification for a few days precede the yeasts introduction and slow fermentation at controlled temperature. Upon finishing the fermentation, the wine is cooled and kept on the lees for certain period. Batonnage is carried out if necessary. Filtration, clarification and bottling complete the winemaking process.
Southern Region – Thracian Lowlands
This region includes around 35% of the vineyard massifs and is characterised by a moderate continental climate and good distribution of precipitation during the vegetation period.
|Grapes varieties||100% Sauvignon Blanc|
|Fermentation||Temperature controlled stainless still vats|
|Sur lie||2 months|
|Oak barrels type||N/A|
|Region||Protected Geographical Indication, Thracian Lowlands|
Tags: Sauvignon Blanc