LEOPOLDINE - Alto Adige Pinot Bianco, DOC 2020
Intense straw yellow, fruity and multilayered zesty acidity, full-bodied, long mineral finish.
Our Pinot Blanc grows at the vineyard Preyhof of Caldaro. In summer, the downslope winds from the mountains bring welcome cooling after the heat of the day. The wine has a brilliant yellow presence in the glass and reveals aromatic fruity notes of ripe apple, apricot and a hint of lemon, rounded off with honey and flint notes. On the palate, the Pinot Blanc LEOPOLDINE is elegant and soft despite its minerality and its clear, crisp acidity. The finish is long and persistent.
Manual harvest and selection of the grapes from the historic vineyards with the oldest vines. Gentle pressing and pre-clarification by sedimentation. Fermentation under controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks and 20% in new French tonneaux and barriques with malolactic fermentation. After ageing on the fine lees for 12 months, bottling and a further 6 months of ageing in the bottle.
100% Pinot Bianco
Caldaro, Preyhof, Prey: 550 m above sea-level, deep, humus-rich clay soil on calcareous gravel
Alcohol 14% by vol. Acidity 6 g/l Residual sugar 0.3 g/l
Ideal as an aperitif or with spicy rice and pasta dishes, grilled fish and meat, strong cheese
10 – 12°C
Vintage 2020: James Suckling (91)
Bottle sizes: 750 ml / 1500 ml
Leopoldine: A reminder of Leopoldine Baroness von Waidek (1840 – 1891), an opera singer in Graz, and her love for her husband Archduke Heinrich. The couple invited guests to Sallegg Castle to help with the grape harvest.
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