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Dornach, Pinot Bianco Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2016
Trentino Alto Adige
This is a wonderfully vibrant and complex Pinot Bianco. Bright, fresh pears and lemons on the nose with a hint of nuttiness. The palate has a richness of texture which is balanced perfectly by a fresh seam of acidity. There is a sublime density of flavour here and touches of smoky minerality that show this wine's ability to age gracefully for quite some time.
The harvest is done by hand. The grapes selected for the vine production are being picked early in the morning to ensure freshness is kept and of optimal temperature before going into the winery and during the elaboration of the must. It is fermented and refined in steel and also in second or third use oak before bottling.
The story of Dornach estate begins 5000 years ago. It's around that time that the first settlements were found in this area. The first documented trace of the term Dornachhof (the hill of Dornach) dates back to 1288, ascribable to the Count of Tirol Mainardo II and the Duke of Carinthia, who founded Tirol. In 1836 Anton von Gemini zu Kreuzhof acquires Dornach. His son Max, later on, will shape the estate as it is today, with terraced vineyards and the typical ancient stone walls. The last heirs of the Hausmann family, (who married a member of the Gemini zu Kreuzhof), are three sister who inherit Dornach in 1980 and after years of efforts and dedication they complete the renovation of the estate. Today we, the heirs of the Von Hausmann and the Von Gelmini families, look after the vineyard and the property. Patrick starts working in the company in 2008 and begins the conversion to organic farming and starts applying biodynamic principles to his agriculture. Biodynamics is much more than a simple farming technique for us. We experience it as a broad development process that involves vineyards, vegetable gardens, animals and finally engages us too.
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