"The strip of hillside terrain between Rio San Pietro and Rio di Meltina has been known as Vorberg since time immemorial. It is the site of steep sun-blessed vineyards, which supply the grapes for a very exciting Pinot Bianco at an elevation of between 600 and 950 meters above sea-level. This full-bodied and extremely complex wine is impressive for its mineral character and outstanding aging ability and as such underscores the full potential of this variety." Rudi Kofler
Manual harvest and selection of the grapes; gentle whole cluster pressing and clarification of the must by natural sedimentation; slow fermentation at a controlled temperature in big oak barrels (30 hl); malolactic fermentation and aging on the lees in traditional wooden barrels for 12 months.
Altitude: 350 - 900 m a. s. l.
Slope: 20 - 70%
Orientation: South - Southwest
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.
Ideal in combination with a spicy fish soup, mussels in a pepper sauce and spaghetti allo scoglio as well as mussels au gratin, grilled ink fish and poached char; also one of the few good combinations with artichokes alla romana; excellent with mature Pecorino, a mature Parmesan and mostarda, and Tête de Moine.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Alcoholic content: 10.00 %