Zeni (Roberto). Pinot Bianco 'Sorti'
Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
Grape Pinot Bianco, Riesling
An extreme take on Pinot Bianco, it is right on the edge with herb and lemon, some quinine and dried flowers. Artfully powerful - sad end of an era. 14.5%
This is that last few bottles of a wonderful wine that was fine honed over the years and benefits from experimentation with drying the Pinot Bianco a little before fermentation. The Riesling, which is from the same vineyard is fermented separately and off the skins in steel, the Pinot Bianco stays on the lees (yeast) for an extended period. The final wine is assembled in the following spring and given a further period of maturation in steel tank and bottle before release. A deep golden wine with an ability to develop over many years.