Veneto IGT 2015
Appearing a luminous straw-yellow, Contrada Bianco is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, and Manzoni Bianco wines made from grapes grown in our hills. The clusters are picked by hand then gently pressed; the wine ferments in temperature-controlled steel fermenters, which ensures an elegant, fruit-rich bouquet with intense, generous aromas.
Barrel maturation of the Manzoni Bianco enhances the richness of both its bouquet and palate. Its deep, luminous straw yellow announces a stylish nose fragrant with peach and apricot, enhanced with nuances of herbs and spices.
VINEYARD The vineyards, planted at a density of about 4,400 vines per hectare and trained to the Sylvoz system, grow in a mix of limestone and clay. The harvest, performed exclusively by hand, in the first half of September, is carried out in several passes, as each variety reaches perfect ripeness.
VINIFICATION The grapes are de-stemmed, then gently pressed in a specialised bladder press. After the must is gravity-settled, it ferments in controlled-temperature steel fermenters. The wine matures sur lie for six months; Manzoni Bianco matures in once-used barriques for 6 months.
GLASS AND SERVICE Enjoy at 10°C in large crystal stemware.
FOOD PAIRING AND WHEN TO ENJOY Complements a wide range of first courses, including vegetable risottos, and main courses of veal, poultry, and fish. Ideal with spicy Asian dishes. Enjoy Contrada Bianco beginning the second year following harvest, but it will evolve well over the next five years.
|Res. Sugar||1 g/L|
|Total Acidity||5.46 g/L|
|Net extract||22.3 g/L|
|750 ml||×12 / ×6|