Sanctissimus

Pinot Bianco Riserva Alto Adige DOC

THE CHOSEN ONE

It has more than a century under its belt yet has lost none of its strength – quite the contrary, in fact. Sanctissimus is powerful and stately, all the way from its stocky vines to the very extremities of its ancient roots. This Pinot Bianco can stand proud among the exceptionally opulent wines, holding its own in every regard. Grown on the extremely steep slopes of the south-facing Vigna location below the church in Missian, then aged in clay amphora, Sanctissimus is truly the jewel in the winery’s crown.

Sanctissimus

Pinot Bianco Riserva Alto Adige DOC
Winesheet

The vines planted in 1899 on an extreme hillside in Missian mark one of the oldest vineyards in South Tyrol. The grape goods, which have been handpicked with the utmost care and painstaking work and the extremely low yield form the valuable basis for our Pinot Blanc SANCTISSIMUS. The grapes are mashed in amphorae with the peels and ferment slowly for a few months. The wine finds its natural balance after a maturing process in a large wooden barrel made of locally grown oak. The multi-layered vintage 2016 promises a complex aroma experience and develops on the palate very dense and mineral. A nice match between acidity, fruit and complexity characterizes this Pinot Blanc. Brilliant straw yellow. Complex nose, shows notes of ripe apple, with fine spicy notes, of sage. On the palate, voluminous, juicy, creamy and persistent on the finish. 

  • Terroir
    Calcareous moraine deposit of glacial origin planted already about 1899; steep and south facing slopes (between 350-400 m.a.s.l.)
  • Age of the vines
    ca. 120 years
  • Vinification
    Gentle fermentation on the skins in big clay amphorae, maturation in large wooden barrel made of locally grown oak
  • Alcohol content
    13.5 % vol.
  • Ingredients
    contains sulfites
  • Awards
    Doctor Wine: 92 P / Le Guide de l'Espresso: Miglior Vini Bianchi / The Wine Hunter Award: Gold / falstaff: 93 P / Decanter: Gold 96 P / Robert Parker : 95+ P

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