2012 PINOT BIANCO Dolomiti
Grape variety: Pinot Blanc.
Description: Brilliant straw yellow colour with a green tint. Very fine, fruity (apples, peaches), forward varietal aroma. Pronounced, clean, elegant, grapey flavour, light to medium-bodied with a fresh mouth-watering finish. When properly cellared, this wine may be kept for at least 2 - 4 years.
Suggested food: As an aperitif, with starters, salads, asparagus, all kind of seafood and pasta dishes.
Origin: Selected vineyard sites in the southern part of the Alto Adige (Salorno, Magrè and Pochi) area and most northern part of the Trentino area, at an altitude of 200 to 300 metres (660 – 980 feet); sandy and stony soil; quite cool mesoclimate with big variations between day and night temperatures.
Age of the vines: 5 – 35 years.
Harvested: Mid September 2012.
Yield: 62 hl / ha.
Vinification: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by maturation on the fine lees for 3 months.
Alcohol: 12.5 % by vol.
Acidity: 5.4 g / litre.
Bottled: February 2013.
Release: April 2013.