Manzoni Bianco Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT, Vignaiolo Fanti (2018) - Trentino
Manzoni Bianco was created in the 1930s by crossing Riesling and Pinot Bianco, and it ended up being one of the most interesting wines of Italy. Part of the allure of Manzoni Bianco is its fine balance, the push-pull effect given to the grape by the blending of characteristics from its parent varieties. From Pinot Bianco, the wine gets its round, full body and plump fruit characteristics; from Riesling comes lifting acidity and a tendency towards minerality. The combination of those attributes creates an incredibly attractive style of wine that most closely resembles Chenin Blanc, or perhaps Sémillon, both of which are also excellent white wines for winter’s frigid temperatures.
Floral, citrus, spicy with Alsatian aromatic notes, wide and round on the palate, completely dry, supported by an important structure that makes it a particularly long-lived wine with a strong vitality. Evolving wine.
Food pairing: Caramelised onions and food tart, nutty cheese-based dishes, rich cheese recipes.