Girlan - Alto Adige Sauvignon Indra
Founded in 1923 as a small co-operative winery with 23 growers on their books, Girlan is based in the heart of Italy’s beautiful, mountainous, Alto Adige region also known as Südtirol / South Tyrol. Today, about 200 greatly committed and motivated winegrowing families farm 220 hectares of vineyards in the subregions of Oltradige and Bassa Atesina. Girlan is known for producing clean, aromatic, textural, snappy whites as well as
some of the best Italian Pinots Noirs (Trattman, Vigna Gagner).
Organic. The Cru Girlan is located near Bolzano, amidst the gently rolling slopes of Monte di Mezzo, at an altitude of 450 to 550 meters. The various east - west exposures have, in some places, 12% inclinaison grade. Towards the north, the Alps protect the vines from the cold wind. The soils are gravelly and argillaceous and low in nutrients. Heavy temperature fluctuations between day and night – especially in the autumn – bring a fine, distinct bouquet, and enhance the complexity of the cuvées. 100% Sauvignon. Hand harvested. Vinified and aged 6 months on its lees in tanks. No malolactic fermentation.
The Sauvignon grape varietal grows in Alto Adige since more than a century. Elegantly framed with fine consistency, and intense notes of crushed tomato vine, bell pepper and tropical fruit. Crisp acidity keeps it lively and refreshing with hints of tangerine zest, white pepper, and mineral-laced sweet citrus tones and a savory, almost-salty quality that lasts throughout the finale. This wine pair wonderfully with white-fleshed fish dishes, asparagus and other spring vegetables.