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PINOT BIANCO
DOC 2016

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: 2017 – 2022
Yield: 60 hl/ha
Vine training: Wire-trained
Alcohol: 14,0 %
Residual sugar: 2,5 g/l
Tot. Acidity: 6,0 g/l

VINTAGE

The 2016 vintage produced numerous surprises. The mild spring was succeeded by a frigid April that initially brought growth to a standstill. Constant hard work in the vineyard ensured that the situation was kept under control. A changeable start to the summer was followed by sunny days in late August and September. The grape harvest began in mid-September. The white wines are distinguished by a pleasant aroma supported by a well-structured acidity, while the red wines are marked by their powerful fragrance and matching.

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

Doctor wine – 2014: 91 p.
GUIDE DE L‘Espresso – 2014: 18 p. (Vino dell‘Eccellenza)
Gambero Rosso – 2007-2014: 2 Glasses
ROBERT PARKER – 2012: 90 p.; 2015: 91 p.
JAMES SUCKLING – 2012: 90 p.
Falstaff – 2013, 2014: 90 p.
Wine Enthusiast – 2011: 90 p. & Editor´s Choice
Giardini Notes: 2015: 91 p.
berliner weinführer – 2013: 18 p. (Outstanding wine)