Pinot Bianco has compact bunches of small greenish grapes. It is the most white grape variety grown in Cornaiano. The nose offers notes of pineapple and ripe fruit . Elegant wine with an excellent structure, freshness and acidity. This Pinot Bianco ensure an extraordinary longevity.
Grape varierty: 100% Pinot Blanc (Pinot Bianco).
Production area: We only use carefully selected grapes harvested on especially fertile soil with low yields to make this wine. Most of the grapes come our vineyards in Cornaiano, which are planted on moraine soils that are very rich in fossils (porphyritic rock) and that give the wine its typical aroma, fullness and finish. The remaining grapes come the land around Monte in the Town of Appiano, where the soil is fresher than in Cornaiano (as the sun sets earlier here). The silty and clayey soils on a limestone bedrock give the wine freshness and flavour.
Vinification: The grapes are picked by hand and placed in small containers to prevent excess pressure on the grapes. Gentle whole cluster pressing and clarification of the must by natural sedimentation. Fermentation in oak barrels of 12 and 15 hl, followed by (partial) malolactic fermentation. Aging on the lees in oak barrells for 12 months, 6 months in the in stainless steel tanks and 6 months in the bottle before we release it as Riserva. Matching: it is a versatile wine for various food.
Serving temperature: 10 - 12°C.
Ageing potential: 10 years.
Bottle to: 750 ml - 75 cl - 0,75 lt.
Producer: Cornaiano - Girlan Winery
Allergens: contains sulphites.
Alcoholic content: 11.00 %
yr. 2017 Raffaele Vecchione - WinesCritic.com:
91 of 100 Points.
"Raffaele Vecchione - WinesCritic.com" has rated the wine "Girlan Cuvee Flora Pinot Bianco Riserva Alto Adige - Sudtirol" from the vintage 2017 on 01.01.2020 with 91 of 100 points.
"Fiori bianchi e mela si combinano arricchindosi nella combo con note di foglia di tè verde. Corpo medio- pieno, acidità nella struttura ed un finale compatto e luminoso. Bevi ora fino al 2021 ed oltre."
yr. 2016 Falstaff:
90 of 100 Points.
"Falstaff" has rated the wine "Girlan Cuvee Flora Pinot Bianco Riserva Alto Adige - Sudtirol" from the vintage 2016 on 01.06.2018 with 90 of 100 points.
"Leuchtendes Strohgelb mit brillantem Kern. Einladende Nase nach pinker Grapefruit, etwas Mandarine und Zitronenzesten, hat auch würzige Nuancen. Saftig und untermalt von kecker Säure, breitet sich schön und weit aus, hat Spannung, endet im Finale auf feinen Zitrusnoten."