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PINOT BIANCO
DOC 2017

Echoes of the sea trapped in the vineyard’s limestone soil return on the savoury-edged back palate.

Varietal(s): Pinot Bianco
Age of vines: 10 – 30 years
Temperature: 10 – 12 °C
Age-ability: 2018 – 2023
Yield: 60 hl/ha
Vine training: Wire-trained
Alcohol: 13,5 %
Residual sugar: 2,5 g/l
Tot. Acidity: 5,6 g/l

VINTAGE

2017: After an unusually dry winter and early appearance of the new shoots, at the end of April we had a period of frost but fortunately we got off lightly. At the beginning of May the first grape blossoms started to open. Following a wet July accompanied by thunderstorms, some with local hailstorms, the vines made fast progress towards the final ripening stage. The harvest began very early at the finishing of August and after about one month it finished at the beginning of October.

VINIFICATION

Whole-cluster pressing of ripe and healthy grapes, natural must clarification, slow fermentation at a controlled temperature of 16-18 °C (20% in the large casks), 5-month ageing on the fine lees, filtration and bottling in March.

VINEYARD

East-facing slope at 500 to 550 meters above sea level. This vineyard, located at the foot of the Mendel Mountains, has optimal conditions during the ripening period for fruit-focused white wines. Sunny days, which are not too hot, and cool nights, which build fruit character and preserve acidity; loamy conglomerate soils with chalky gravels and porphyry sand.

TASTING NOTES

– brilliant yellow
– a nose of pears and ripe Golden Delicious apples, with undertones of flint and hazelnuts
– a fruit-dominated palate, with a delicious, balanced acidity, lingering finish

RECOMMENDATION

This wine pairs well with light appetizers, fish dishes and also as an aperitif.

AWARDS

ROBERT PARKER – 2015: 91 p.; 2016: 91+ p.
JAMES SUCKLING
– 2012: 90 p.; 2016: 91 p.
Gambero Rosso
– 2007-2016: 2 Bicchieri
Doctor wine
– 2014: 91 p.
GUIDE DE L‘Espresso – 2014: 18 p. (Vino dell‘Eccellenza)
Giardini Notes - 2015: 91 p.
Berliner weinführer – 2013: 18 p. (Outstanding wine)
Wine Surf - 2016: Vino Top