Grape Variety: Pinot Blanc
Vineyard/Origin: The grapes used to make this wine are grown around the Barthenau estate at an elevation of 1,476 ft/450 m above sea level. The vineyard is located on a gentle slope where both exposure to sunlight and air circulation are ideal, resulting in perfectly ripe and healthy grapes. The alternation between warm days and cool nights accounts for the firm backbone of fruity acidity and consequently excellent ageing qualities in the finished wine.
Soil: A mixture of clay, lime, eroded porphyry and fine gravel.
Winemaking: In order to accentuate the wine's fruit aromas the juice is left to macerate with the skins for a few hours before pressing. The juice is allowed to clarify through sedimentation, after which it is filled into large oak casks where it ferments at a constant 19°C.
Maturation: One the fermentation is complete and the solid parts have settled, the clear young wine is racked, after which the Vigna San Michele is left to mature together with its fine lees in large oak casks for twelve months during which time the lees are stirred up once a week. The wine is subsequently bottle aged for six months before release.
Description: An extremely elegant wine with impressive structure and a full, complex bouquet, well-balanced on the palate with excellent mouth feel and fruit underpinned by firm, mouth-watering acidity.
Food Choices: Fish dishes, shellfish and crustaceans, white meats and poultry.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Color: fresh light yellow with slightly greenish nuances. Smell: This cuvée has a multifaceted structure with a hint of herbs and spices, including aniseed, mint and sage, as well as nuances of fruit aromas, especially apricot, mandarine, honeydew melon, maracuja and passion fruit, all underpinned with salty mineral components. Taste: On the palate, Nova Domus is complex and delicate, offering a creamy softness in an interesting symbiosis with an aromatic minerality, and has the texture for a very long finish.
Color: sparkling straw yellow. Smell: The multifaceted aroma of this wine derives a combination of ripe fruit, including honeydew melon, white peach, pear and Golden Delicious apple, together with the aromas of quince jelly and dried fruit such as pear, orange and pineapple, on the one hand, and graphite notes and a hint of jasmine with a mineral touch on the other. Taste: The interplay of fruity aromatic and salty components is repeated on the palate, where the soft and creamy elements gain greater strength in a wine with a lingering, firmly minerally and spicy character on the aftertaste.
A clean, concentrated floral nose reminiscent of elder and acacia flower with ah hint of sage, leads to a fresh, distinctive palate with nicely rounded fruit, light oak spice and a crisp finish. Enjoy it with a snack of fresh goats' cheese and smoked salmon pâté with crusty bread, or as a partner for lobster tail salad, full-flavoured fish dishes, scallops stir-fried with ginger, or goats' cheese soufflé.
Bright yellow to gold in hue, with a broad spectrum of aromas, including rose petals, honey and nutmeg. A fabulous wine which is just as rewarding to drink today as it will be after many years in the cellarLuminous pale yellow in color Luminous pale yellow in color, this wine shows well-balanced apple, banana and vanilla notes. Full of character, it is well-structured and pleasantly salty on the tongue. Partial aging in small oak barrels lends this wine structure and elegance. It is well suited to cellar aging.
Our pinot bianco grows in the Trifall vineyard at an altitude of 450 m. After the harvest, which is performed with various successive pickings for a period of two weeks, the controlled low temperature fermentation takes place in acacia barrels. The successive refinement also takes place in local acacia barrels, to confer this wine with its fresh and fruited apple and honey aromas.