Cicinis is pure Italian Sauvignon Blanc with a luminous straw yellow color, edged with ripe-lemon zest. The nose immediately releases emphatic notes of tomato leaf and blackcurrant branch, followed by explosive white grapefruit, flowering broom, and late-ripened peach, crowned by a crescendo of vanilla and toasted almond. It enfolds the palate with its muscular, almost prickly acidity, beautifully balanced by a velvet-smooth finish that echoes the citrus, caramel, ginger and white pepper offered on the nose. Cicinis boasts a near-endless length and a remarkable minerality resulting from the famous “ponca” marl of the Friulan hills. This is aged for 8 months in French oak barriques and cement tanks.