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Istituto Agrario di San Michele all'Adige
Castel San Michele Incrocio Manzoni Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
Trentino

This Incrocio Manzoni is a hybrid of Riesling and Pinot Bianco developed by Professor Luigi Manzoni in the 1930s. The numbers following the varietal name refer to the location in the vineyards of the original grafts. For example, 6.0.13 refers to the row, vine and vineyard.


Owner: Province of Trento
Website: www.iasma.it
Winemaker: Enrico Paternoster
Type: White wine
Varietals: 100% Incrocio Manzoni 6.0.13

Vineyard Location: Raoti
Orientation: South-West
Elevation: 1,200- 2,100 ft
Vines Planted: 1989
Trellising: Simple pergola
Vines/Acre: 1,780
Soil: Calcareous matrix with some sand and silt, rich in organic nutrients

Vinification
Hand harvested grapes are cold pressed with brief maceration and fermentation in stainless steel

Aging Process
7 months in stainless steel tanks plus 2 months in the bottle before the release

Tasting Notes
Color: Straw yellow with golden highlights
Bouquet: The nose is fine and intriguing with notes of linden flowers, tangerine, passion fruit puree, lemon meringue and blanched almond
Flavor: The sip is fresh, structured, creamy and persistent.
Pairings: Excellent with seafood appetizers, risotto, fish, white meats, and vegetable soups.

Alcohol Content: 13%
Serving Temperature: 50°F
Production: 6,000 bottles