Manzoni Bianco thrives on the clayey-calcareous hills above Trento, where its grapes ripen in late September. The Manzoni grape is born from a cross of Riesling and Pinot Bianco, this variety expresses the character of the Fontanasanta soil conditions. Only 20,000 bottles are produced from this 3 hectare site.
Fermentation on the skins takes place in cement tanks followed by 12 months ageing in acacia casks
Wine Advocate 92pts (2017) - Enticing aromas of stone fruit, candied orange peel and toasted pine nut open the bouquet of the 2017 Manzoni Bianco Fontanasanta. Fruit is sourced from the Fontanasanta vineyard located 400 meters above sea level. A small part of the wine (just 10%) is aged in cement vats and amphorae. The rest is aged in acacia wood barrels. This beautiful white wine shows an extremely direct and polished bouquet that reminds me of Riesling. Indeed, Manzoni Bianco is a cross of Riesling and Pinot Bianco. Some 20,000 bottles were made.