Pinot Bianco

CLASSICS

The grapes come from vineyards planted in calcareous clay and gravel soils at an altitude between 250 and 550 meters.

APPELATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2021

vintage description

A long winter left the vines dormant until early April. Bud break was followed by a drop in temperatures, which delayed flowering. The weather remained changeable throughout the summer, with a very hot June and wet July, providing the ideal groundwork for the imminent maturation period. August presented itself from its best side, with sunny and dry weeks and extraordinarily low temperatures at night. Apart from few showers in late September/early October, the weather during the harvest, which started 10 days later than last year and with lower volumes than usual, was characterised by many warm days with increasingly cooler nights. The white wines of the 2021 vintage showcase great depth and reveal pronounced freshness and delicate fruity notes on the palate, whereas the fuller bodied red wines boast mature tannins and fresh aromas of fruit.  

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • grapes: Pinot Bianco
  • yield: 75 hl/Hectare
  • altitude: 250 – 550 m
  • soil: calcareous clay and gravelly soils
  • climate: extreme interplay between sunny days, influenced by the Mediterranean climate, and cool nights, marked by the cold downslope winds from the surrounding mountains

winemaking

The grapes for this wine are harvested in small bins and then gently pressed off to steel tanks, where the must ferments at controlled temperature (19° C) without malolactic fermentation. Afterwards, the wine ages in small steel tanks.

tasting notes

greenish yellow to light yellow

light scents of green apple

The wine also shows a complex nutty flavour and hints of green leaves. It feels balanced between richness of texture and bright acidity.

serving temperatures

8-10° C

residual Sugar

0.3 g/l

total acidity

5.7 g/l

ABV

13.5 % vol

aging potential

2-4 years

bottle size

0.75 l 

WATCH THE LAST AWARDS
Award Date Year Score
DECANTER WORLD WINE AWARDS 2010 2009 Silver
ROBERT PARKER – WINE ADVOCATE 2021 2020 92 punti
JAMESSUCKLING.COM 2019 2018 93 punti
JAMESSUCKLING.COM 2018 2017 93 punti
JAMESSUCKLING.COM 2018 2016 93 punti

Selection

Classics