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Date Printed: 10/20/2014
Attems Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Attems Sauvignon Blanc 2011
(search item no. 117175)
Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/20/2014: $19.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 James Suckling rating: 90 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A luminous straw yellow, with subtle greenish highlights announces this wine. The nose is rich and dense, with lovely elderflower blossom that blends seductively into fresh sage and tomato leaf, followed in turn by ripe white plum and crisp grapefruit. The refreshing palate is impressively balanced, with a firm structure, and the finish shows a compelling appeal.
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About Attems:

The world-famous Attems wines are grown in Italy's renowned Collio DOC in the northeastern part of the country, bordered by the Alps to the north and the Adriatic Sea to the south. This geography creates a temperate microclimate, and the region's marl and sandstone soils make it perfect for Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as for the native Ribolla Gialla and Tocai Friulano that have been harvested here since at least as early as the 18th century.

The Attems family winemaking lineage dates back nearly a millennium. In 1106, records show that the Bishop of Salisbury gave them the estate for the purpose of cultivating vineyards and making wine. After 900 years of wine production, Attems aligned with the renowned Marchesi de' Frescobaldi, one of Italy's most revered wine families. Douglas Attems and the Frescobaldi family celebrate a legacy of friendship founded during their years as students at the University of Florence. The partnership understands that a wine's quality and personality reflect the land it comes from, and they have pledged to further enhance the vines at Collio. Together they have committed to innovative vineyard development and to strategic participation in the global market.