Moriz

Pinot Bianco

CLASSICS

Moriz Pinot Bianco is sourced from vineyards planted between 250 and 550 meters on calcareous clay and gravel soils. The name of this wine comes from the patron of a small village above Tramin, Sella, Saint Mauritius.

APPELLATION

Alto Adige DOC

VINTAGE

2020

Vintage Description

A dry winter and an initially cold month of March were followed by above-average temperatures in spring, favouring early bud break and premature flowering. From mid May to early June the weather was mostly rainy and wet. During the following ripening stage rainfall was evenly distributed and only a few hot days made for short periods of drought. Throughout the summer the nights were refreshingly cool. Harvest began in early September and until mid October it was repeatedly interrupted by single days of rain, luckily followed by longer periods of sun. The white wines are crispy and fresh and have an intense olfactory appeal. Finesse and elegance characterise the red wines, which already hint at a great aging potential.

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

  • grapes: Pinot Bianco
  • yield: 55 hl/hectare
  • altitude: 400 – 600 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.

Tasting notes

straw-coloured with tinges of green

Moriz smells of pear, citrus and dry fruits with light notes of butter. 

Fresh and rich on the palate, this Pinot Bianco boasts a full body with matching minerality, and a succulent and lengthy finish.

serving temperature

8-10° C

residual sugar

1.7 g/l

total acidity

6.2 g/l

ABV

13.5 % vol

aging potential

3-5 years

bottle sizes

0.75 l –  1.5 l 

WATCH THE LAST AWARDS
Riconoscimento Annata Punteggio
VERONELLI 2016 Due Stelle
DER BERLINER WEINFÜHRER 2009 vino molto buono
WINE SPECTATOR 2016 86 punti
JAMESSUCKLING.COM 2013 90 punti
MERUM 2017 Due Cuori

Selection

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