Villa Job, Sudigiri, 2021

Villa Job, Sudigiri, 2021


Fruili, Italy

Lavinia and Alessandro traveled the Loire and Italy in search of their own style and eventually found that they were preferred the very mineral and very long-aging wines produced in the most natural way possible, with indigenous yeasts and spontaneous fermentation. The Villa Job vineyards (6.5ha) are located in Friuli Pozzuolo, 90 meters above sea level where the soils range from sandy, sandy-sil, clay, sandstone and marl.

Organic farming; zero additions, not even SO2; from 15-year-old vines planted on a combination of marl, clay and silt soils; grapes are not sorted and spend two days on the skins.

This is not your typical Sauvignon Blanc. Skin contact Sauvignon is complex and layered. And that’s what we love about it. It is entirely itself, the Sauvignon from soils of this region between Grave and Collio in Friuli, with the added complexity of a few days on the skins.

Here, and with this treatment, it is complex, and seductive, with layers of forest herbs and a dominant mint character. It smells like a mysterious amaro from a tiny Italian mountain village where all you know is that 32 herbs comprise it. And tastes like herby, minty peach juice with Elderberry. Pair with Seafood, Chicken, anything citrus forward.

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