Le Monde

Sauvignon – 2014

Region: Italy - Fruli Venizia Giulia

Le Monde

Le Monde lies between the banks of the Livenza and Meduna rivers, close to the border between the provinces of Treviso and Pordenone in Friuli Grave. The winery headquarters, built in the eighteenth century maintains the architectural characteristics of the time. Originally property of the Pistoni family, the wine farm together with the vineyards was acquired Alex Maccan in 2008. Alex is now the owner and winemaker.

Grapes / Soils

Sauvignon Planted 1980 Clay and limestone 3 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Soil composition: Clay and Limestone
  • Training method: Guyot
  • Elevation: 50 feet
  • Vines/acre: 4,500
  • Yield/acre: 7 tons
  • Exposure: North-south
  • Year vineyard planted: 1980
Harvest Notes
  • Harvest time: September
  • First vintage of this wine: 1992
  • Number bottles produced of this wine: 25,000
  • Fermentation container: Stainless steel
  • Length of alcoholic fermentation: 20 days
  • Fermentation temperature: 60°F
  • Aging container: Stainless steel
  • Length of aging before bottling: 6 months
  • Length of bottle aging: 2-3 months
Winemaker's Notes
  • Straw yellow with light green reflections.
  • Elegant, intense, with prominent and complex varietal notes.
  • Passion fruit, mint, pineapple, white peach, tomato leaf and sage.
  • Elegant and fine, soft, shades into a pleasant acid note.
  • Rich and intriguing aftertaste, ranging from citrus to tropical, from balsamic to mineral.
  • Excellent as an aperitif, it is also an outstanding partner for asparagus, vegetable soups and marinated fish.
Wine Summary
  • Made from Sauvignon grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1980.
  • Grown on soils of Clay and limestone.
  • Fermented in stainless steel.
  • Aged in stainless steel and the bottle.
  • Aged for 6 months in stainless steel and, 2-3 months in the bottle.
Technical Information
  • Varietal composition: 100% Sauvignon
  • Alcohol: 13.0%
  • pH level: 3.38
  • Residual sugar: 3 g/l
  • Acidity: 5.85 g/l
  • Dry extract: 19.88 g/l

General Info

Country Italy
Region Friuli Venezia Giulia
Appellation(s) DOC Friuli Grave
Proprietors Alex Maccan
Founded 1970
Winemaker Giovanni Ruzzene
Annual Production 220,000 Bottles
Farming (Sustainable, organic, biodynamic) Sustainable