Alto Adige Pinot Bianco DOC
The first Pinot Blanc vines came to South Tyrol 150 years ago from their home in Burgundy. This new filigree variety quickly spread through the entire winegrowing area. Since the first decades of the twentieth century, it has been Alto Adige’s most important white wine. On the favorable, somewhat cooler slopes above Kurtatsch, Pinot Blanc displays its best talents: the fruit of fresh apples and pears with a fine play of fragrance and a sleek acidity that never goes overboard. It is not a loud, trendy wine - rather, it is unmistakably tied to its terroir. It is surprising with its enigmatic traces of minerals which reverberate on the palate with all of the layers of rock from which the roots of the vines take up their nitrogen, minerals, and trace elements.
Volume: 13,5 % by vol.
Grape variety: Pinot Blanc
Vineyard location: Kurtatsch
Charateristics: a fresh, balanced white wine
Color: bright yellow to greenish
Total acidity: 5,9 g/l
Residual sugar: 1,9 g/l
Cellaring potential: should be drunk young, 1 to 3 years
Recommended pairings: As an aperitif, with light appetizers, poached fish, and lightly seasoned white meats
Serving temperature: 10–11° C
The Pinot blanc grapes are grown on steep vineyards beneath the Mendel Massif, at altitudes between 400 and 650 meters. The exposure of the vineyards is eastern or southeastern. During the ripening phase of the grapes, nocturnal katabatic winds ensure a marked difference between daytime and nighttime temperatures. The limestone soil here is streaked with clay.