Alto Adige:Pinot Bianco 'Vial" 2018

$18.50

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

The weather conditions made 2018 a challenging year for our winegrowers. A relatively mild winter and early spring were followed by a wet and cool April and May. After the flowering of the vines, which was not until June, the weather changed and it became hot and dry. In late summer, some rain and below-average temperatures delayed the ripening of the grapes. Harvesting the healthy grapes began in early September and continued until the end of October.

– 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

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

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.

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.

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