Dry, fresh and crisp with citrus and tropical fruit flavours. Great with Asian food!
Cantina Bolzano winegrowers have a strong focus on near-natural methods and sustainably managed vineyards. Classic Pinot Bianco (Blanc) showing fruity aromas of yellow apples and pears with a whiff of peach and pineapple leading to a palate with some opulence and weight, yet crisp acidity and ripe fruit character.
Wine: CANTINA BOLZANO Pinot Bianco 2019
Producer: Cantina Bolzano/Kellerei Bozen
Region/Country: Alto Adige, Italy
Grape/s: Pinot Bianco/Pinot Blanc
Production Method: Organic. Minimal intervention winemaking
Style: Clean and crisp with orchard fruit character
Pairing Suggestion: Seafood, vegetable dishes, white meats
Variety: Pinot Blanc/Bianco/Weissburgunder
Profile: Part of the large family of varieties originating from Burgundy, spreading via mutations and cross-breeding, in many instances extensively planted under the guise of Chardonnay. Complexity and intensity relies on lower yields and good winemaking, with the best examples displaying a lovely aromatic profile of citrus and stone fruit, decent acidity and roundness. Some producers experiment with oak, which can accentuate the varieties natural round mouthfeel.
Classic Regions: Alsace (France), Alto-Adige, Friuli (Italy) Pfalz (Germany), Neusiedlersee (Austria)
This estate represents the joint efforts of two of Alto Adige’s most historic coops—Santa Magdalena, est. 1930 and Cantina Gries, est. 1908 after they merged in the 1960s. What stands out with Bolzano is the good nature of everyone that works there combined with a borderline militaristic commitment to quality and tradition. Their winemaking team has identified key targets for their growers from phenolic ripeness, to acid to yield per acre and they created massive incentives for growers to aim for quality over quantity.