Vineyards and soil: Freiberg, near Merano/ Meran: southwest facing slope with soil over bedrock, 500 metres above sea level.
Training Form: Espalier
Vinification: Low-temperature fermentation in stainless steel, followed by five months aging on the lees.
Deion: White-gold in colour, with green nuances. Delicate aromas of peach and apricot. Dense, with great constitution. The well-known acidity of Riesling lends it a lingering finish.
Serving Suggestion: Chilled to 10° C, an ideal complement to fish.
Allergic-Info: This wine can contain sulfites
Alcoholic content: 12.50 %
This delicate, slender, pale red the Vernatsch variety was grown o old vines in the Menzenhof farmstead at Cornaiano. Its vibrant fruit and delicately bitter aftertaste make the Menzenhof the most typical varietal Vernatsch wine in all South Tyrol.
Villa Nigra is the Latin name fort he Scharzhaus ("Black House") estate, a vineyard as if made for producing fine Pinto Noir of top international standing. The strongly contrasting temperatures between day and night time enables Pinot grapes to develop their intense classic varietal character, reminiscent of raspberry, morello cherry and blackberry. An elegantly-structured wine, slender with smooth ripe tannins on the finish
Color: clear pale yellow with a slight greenish shimmer. Smell: On the nose this classic Pinot Bianco scores with crisp notes of pear mingling with aromas of raspberry and lime, plus a touch of camomile and lemon grass to round off the composition. Taste: Body and balance sum up the Pinot Bianco, which intrigues the palate with the fruit of the pear and quince aromas combined with a salty minerality. The wine tickles the tongue and goes on to deliver a persistent aftertaste.