Dry and fresh with a hint of pear and lemon and white pepper on the finish.
San Silvestro is located in the territory of the Commune of Novello. The grapes are mostly grown in the Langhe and from vineyards found in the Roero and the Monferrato regions. San Silvestro represents the continuation of a project begun by Giovanni Sartirano which has been passed down through four generations. Today it is run by cousins Paolo and Guido Sartirano and San Silvestro has gradually expanded beyond the local market and their wines can be found around the world.
2018 opened with plentiful rains during the winter and spring, which replenished the soil’s water supplies. Spring temperatures were average and early indications showed this would be a classic vintage. Gradual vine development took place during summer, due to a long period of constant fine weather. Harvesting took place under good conditions and the quality of the fruit was high.
The Cortese is a white grape variety typical of the Piemonte area. It is grown on the Monferrato hills, in marl clay and sandy soils. It is not a very robust variety and requires good climatic conditions in order to ripen properly, but has found its place in the vineyard on these hillsides producing a fresh wine and rich in minerality, expressing the terroir of the Monferrato hills. The wine takes its name from the beautiful Princess Adelasia, the bride of Aleramo, who was the first Marquis of Monferrato.
The grapes were harvested at optimum maturity and phenolic ripeness. They were gently pressed prior to fermentation, which took place in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature of 18 to 20°C and lasted for approximately 10 days. The wine was left to rest in tank for four months, preserving the freshness and purity of fruit, prior to being bottled.
Made from the Cortese grape this is dry and refreshing, with vibrant and fruity aromatics underpinned by floral nuances. Intense and fruit-driven on the palate, with notes of crunchy green apple, mineral tones and a delicious mouthwatering lemonpeel finish.
Delicious with grilled prawns, pasta with basil and pine nuts or a seafood laksa.
Winemaker: Marco Marsili
Sub region: Piemonte
Dry/Sweet value: 1 (1 is dry, 7 is very sweet)
Residual Sugar: 3.5
Contains Sulphites: Yes
Formats Available: 75cl